21 May 2024

As the construction of Te Kaha, Canterbury’s Multi-Use Arena, reaches the halfway mark, Project Director Kent Summerfield shares an update from site.

Over 700,000 workhours have gone into the construction project to date. Currently, around 300 contractors are working on site each day. 

The roof of the west stand is now in place. This four-storey stand contains function spaces, the player facilities, corporate boxes, and the coaches’ and media facilities.  

The steel framing in the northeast stand is now complete, and the concrete seating plats installation in this area are soon to be completed. The seating plats will support the arena’s tiered seating. 

When finished, the arena will contain 1663 seating plats. 923 of these are now in place, with the remaining plats set to be installed in the lower tiers in the coming weeks. 

The project remains within budget and on schedule to open in April 2026.  

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