About Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium, the spiritual home of rugby in Hamilton, is owned and managed by H3, a unit within Hamilton City Council.

Completed in 2002, Waikato Stadium continues to build on the proud history of the grounds it stands on.

The Brian Perry Stand has five levels which are home to function spaces including corporate lounges, function lounges, the boardroom, management offices, player changing facilities, retail concessions, media facilities and seating for 12,000 for sporting events.

Waikato Stadium has the crowd capacity for 25,800. This is made up of 12,000 in the Brian Perry Stand, 8,000 in the Wel Networks Stand, 5,000 on the Greenzone and 800 at the Goal Line Terrace.  The Stadium also has the ability to increase the capacity by 5,000 with the addition of  temporary seating on the Goal Line at Tristram St.

The Greenzone embankment which is a 'standing' area has established itself as a fantastic ‘party’ location, up close and personal with the action at Waikato Stadium.

Waikato Stadium has MOTZ Stabilized Turf - TSII™ which is the latest in natural turf surfacing.  The Synthetically Stabilized natural turf uses revolutionary design combining sand-filled, fibrillated synthetic tufts and a dual-component backing.  For more detail about MOTZ Stabilized Turf click here.

Waikato Stadiums iconic lighting towers are 50m tall, each head contains a total of 250 bulbs which pours 1500 lux onto the Turf providing a brilliently lit stage for evening games.

Maori culture and practices play an important role at Waikato Stadium.  In 2003 the carved Whatanoa Gateway at the entrance to the Stadium was unveiled.  The carvings on the Gateway commemorate the ancient traditions and landmarks of the Waikato Tainui.

For further information regarding Waikato Stadium contact us.