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Wellington Regional Stadium (Westpac Stadium) Guide

Wellington Regional Stadium (Westpac Stadium) Guide

Opened: 2000
Normal capacity: 36,00
World Cup capacity: 40,000

Westpac Stadium will be known as Wellington Regional Stadium during Rugby World Cup 2011. The Stadium was opened in 2000 as is the largest sports arena and was built to replace the ageing Athletic Park as the cities’ home of rugby, cricket and large music concerts.

Memorable moments
  • The stadium hosted the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2000, the first time the event was hosted outside of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • During a 2002 England v New Zealand cricket match director Peter Jackson recorded 30,000 fans chanting in Black Speech for the sound of 10,000 chanting creatures in his film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Rolling Stones played the final show of the Australasian leg of their A Bigger Bang World Tour at the stadium in 2006
  • In 2006 World Wrestling Entertainment held it’s first ever New Zealand show at the stadium
  • In 2007 the stadium played host to an exhibition match between the Wellington Phoenix and Los Angeles Galaxy in front of the largest crowd for a non-nantional soccer match in New Zealand history.
  • The stadium hosted the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup

    Wellington Regional Stadium will play host to the following games of the 2011 Rugby World Cup:
  • South Africa v Wales (8.30pm September 11)
  • South Africa v Fiji (6pm September 17)
  • Australia v United States (8.30pm September 23)
  • Argentina v Scotland (8.30pm September 25)
  • France v Tonga (6pm October 1)
  • New Zealand v Canada (3.30pm October 2)
  • QUARTER-FINAL: Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (6pm October 8)
  • QUARTER-FINAL: Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (6pm October 9)

    Train: There are special access ramops from Wellington Station to the elevated walkway to Wellington Regional Stadium

    Bus: The bus terminal is adjacent to the main walkway entry point near the railway station at the south end of Thorndon Quay.

    There will also be a special shuttle bus that links the central city to the Stadium, running every 10 to 15 minutes at selected points.

    Ferry: From the Interislander ferry to the north of the Stadium, catch the Interislander shuttle to the railway station, then join the walkway.

    From the Bluebridge ferry to the south of the Stadium, you can walk north along Waterloo Quay and join the walkway.

    For more information on public transport for events visit the Metlink website.

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