Eden Park Opening Oct 10


The new look Eden Park will be officially opened on Sunday October 10 with a charity public open day but who will be Mayor?

The prime minister John Key will officially open the stadium, along with sports minister and Auckland’s first super mayor - but the results will only just been in the day before -  this will be his first day as mayor.

Public entry to the Eden Park Open Day is by gold-coin donation and all proceeds will go to a range of local and national charity organisations.including,the Christchurch Earthquake fund.

A wide range of activities are planned for the open day, including the opportunity for the public to visit parts of the stadium normally off-limits, such as the players’ changing rooms, coaches boxes and media room. Musical and cultural performances will be held throughout the venue and there will be opportunities to interact with sporting legends.

Sports stars from Auckland Rugby and Cricket, the Kiwis, the Vodafone Warriors, and The Black Ferns, will also be on hand to celebrate.

Fletcher Building has completed construction two months ahead of schedule. The public will see the new three-tier 21,500 seat South Stand and two-tier East Stand, along with the extension of the northern ASB Stand. They can also walk around the new concourse linking the stands inside the stadium, with access now via four main gates, one at each corner.

ARTA is planning extra transport to and from Eden Park on the day.




  1. karl says:

    How about a gold-coin donation for the ratepayers who have underwritten this when the banks failed to lend on it’s merits ;-)

  2. Rima Albert says:

    Hey Karl move on! I’m happy to give my gold coin to Charity. Be happy you still have a house!! Unlike some families in Canterbury!


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