Facts and Figures
The cost to redevelop Waikato Stadium was $38 million in 2002
Crowd capacity of Waikato Stadium is 25,800
How the capacity is made up
|Brian Perry Stand||12,000|
|WEL Networks Stand||8,000|
|Goal Line Terrace||800|
It is possible to extend the capacity in excess of 30,000 by adding 5,000 temporary additional seats on the Goal Line Terrace at the Tristram Street end.
Temporary stand at Tristram St end of Waikato Stadium
Brian Perry Stand
There are 5 floor levels on the Brian Perry Stand including the management office, player changing facilities, retail concessions, function lounges, corporate lounges, and media facilities.
Photograph of Brian Perry Stand
The Greenzone embankment (standing) has established itself as a fantastic ‘party’ location up close and personal to the action
Party capital at Waikato Stadium is the Greenzone!
MOTZ STABILIZED TURF - TSII™ Synthetically Stabilized Natural Turf
TSII is the latest innovation in natural turf surface stabilization technology. The revolutionary design combines sand-filled, fibrillated synthetic tufts and a dual-component backing. This unique matrix shelters the vegetative parts of the grass plant that are essential for vigorous growth and rapid recuperation. The result is a super new turf with the aesthetics and playability that meet the demands of today’s sports field markets – with durability that approaches artificial.
The grass roots become entwined in the matrix of synthetic tufts and, unimpeded, grow downward through the plastic mesh and into the foundation material below. The predominantly sand fill layer is selected to be compatible with the field’s foundation material, minimizing the potential for layering and assuring high water infiltration rates through the turf.
The leaf blades reside above the tops of the synthetic tufts creating a fully natural grass surface. If the turf canopy is worn away, the sand-filled synthetic matrix continues to provide a consistent, sure-footed playing surface. The tough plastic mesh immediately below the vertical fibres acts as the anchor for the components above it and provides additional horizontal subsurface strength and load bearing capacity.
The plant’s roots, crowns, rhizomes and stolons that grow within the stabilized zone are shielded from wear damage, extending the field’s playability and accelerating turf recuperation following rigorous use. Shear damage and compression displacement become a thing of the past. As with traditional natural grass fields, groundsmen managing the TSII are encouraged to practice the essential turf maintenance strategies of aeration, topdressing, and scarifying.
Depending on your facility’s needs, TSII can be grown at your site or produced at a qualified turf farm. Grown-in turf provides economic advantages and may shorten the time needed to attain playability when compared to standard turf installations. When produced on the farm, our stabilized turf offers immediate playability, without the agronomic concerns typically introduced when clay-based turf is used for the same purpose.
TSII is also a proven turf replacement system. It enables worn areas of turf to be easily removed and replaced mid-season, and turf to be temporarily removed to accommodate non-sporting events. The product’s stability and weight ensures it can be played upon immediately, eliminating any disruption to the facilities event schedule.
CROSS SECTION OF MOTZ STABILIZED TURF
- The leaf blades reside above the tops of the synthetic tufts creating a fully natural grass surface. If the turf canopy is worn away, the sand-filled synthetic matrix continues to provide a consistent, sure-footed playing field.
- The grass roots become entwined in the matrix of synthetic tufts and, unimpeded, grow downward through the plastic mesh and into the foundation material below.
- The predominantly sand fill layer is selected to be compatible with our site’s foundation material, minimizing the potential for layering and assuring high water infiltration rates through the turf.
- The tough plastic mesh immediately below the vertical fibers acts as the anchor for the components above it and provides additional horizontal subsurface load bearing capacity.
Views of Waikato Stadium from light towers
The light towers are 50m in height with a total of 250 bulbs within each head costing $300 per unit to replace. 1500 lux of light level pours onto Waikato Stadium.
For major events at Waikato Stadium you could find
220 security staff
200+ catering staff
There can be up to 600 people associated with large events at Waikato Stadium