Wellington Regional Stadium
Wellington Regional Stadium
Address: 105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, 6140, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 473 3881
Pitch Size: 235 x 185
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Nix
Year Ground Opened: 2000
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: Oppo
Kit Manufacturer:Paladin Sports
Home Kit: Yellow and Black
Away Kit: Blue
The Wellington Regional Stadium is a yellow bowl known locally as The Cake Tin due to the cylindrical and silver outer layer with fantastic views of the Cook Straight which almost surrounds the entire stadium.
It is single tiered with one of the stands behind the goal housing the Wellington Phoenix’s noisiest fans whilst the stands running parallel with the pitch feeling a fair distance away due to the stadiums shape.
The Wellington Regional Stadium was built in 1999 by local construction company, Fletcher Construction and therefore becoming the first bowl stadium to be built in the country of New Zealand. Built to replace Athletic Park which was no longer considered up to the standard required to host international events due to the location of the ground and the repairs that were needed at that time. The stadiums bowl shape is due to it being built to be able to accommodate One Day International cricket matches.
Due to the Cook Straight being to the North, South and East of the stadium, the only places available for food and drink are to the west.
Here you will find – Bordeaux Bakery, T Q Cafe, Trax Cafe and Bar, Thistle Inn, MariLuca Bistro, Starfish Fish and Chips, Chapman Taylor Cafe, Mojo Summit, Le Marche Francais, La Cloche and Belen Vegan Bakery amongst many other options.
The Stadium is located on Waterloo Quay, it is just a short walk from the Central Business District of Wellington. If you head to Wellington Railway Station and from there join the elevated walkway that will take you directly to the stadiums entrance.
There are three points of access to the walkway – Thorndon Quay which sits just north of the railway station. The Shed 21 which is on the Port of Wellington and then directly from Platforms 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The Walkway is 650 metres with views of the harbour for the entire walk which takes around 5 to 10 minutes.
If you are coming via the Wellington Urban Motorway on Route 1 then you should come off on to Murphy Street then at the end of Murphy Street take a left on to Thorndon Quay. From there it is just a short drive to the Wellington Regional Stadium.
Numerous services from Wellington arrive and depart at the Wellington Railway Station so you will have plenty of train options for if the event overruns. From the station it is a short walk along the Fran Wilde Walkway to reach the stadium.
There is limited car parking available at the stadium with prices varying on the event you are attending.
Tickets for events at the Wellington Regional Stadium can be found on their website – https://www.skystadium.co.nz/
By ringing 04 473 3881 you can book a tour of the stadium which takes between 60 minutes and 90 minutes. During the tour you can have a bird eye view of the playing field from the top floor, the media and broadcasting areas, the players changing rooms, a view of the pitch from the players tunnel and then the concourses and seats. No access is granted to step on to the pitch.
Prices are as follows –
Minimum Charge – $75
Adults – $10
Children (16 and under) $5