One New Zealand gets naming rights for new $683m Christchurch stadium

Telecommunications company One New Zealand has the naming rights for the new $683 million multi-use stadium in Christchurch.

Te Kaha stadium will be known as One New Zealand Stadium under a 10-year deal, following an announcement by the telco and city council’s event management company Venues Ōtautahi.

Construction of the 30,000-seat roofed arena is continuing ahead of its planned opening in April 2026.

Venues Ōtautahi chief executive Caroline Harvie-Teare said the stadium was the last of the city’s post-earthquake “anchor projects”.

“While the name of the stadium will now be One New Zealand Stadium, the whenua beneath the venue will remain Te Kaha and the whole precinct will be known as Te Kaharoa being the names gifted to the city by Ngai Tūāhuriri,” she said.

“Te Kaha will be a hub of entertainment in the central city and over time will continue to grow into an entertainment precinct hosting a diverse range of events and venues.”

Christchurch mayor Phil Mauger said he was thrilled the stadium’s naming rights had been secured.

“This announcement is so exciting for Christchurch, as it’s a huge step towards realising this world-class venue that our city has waited so long for. We can’t wait to welcome artists, sporting fixtures and corporate events to One New Zealand Stadium, and to show the world that Christchurch is the sporting and events capital of New Zealand,” he said.

One New Zealand chief executive Jason Paris said Cantabrians had been waiting a long time for a world-class stadium to host large-scale music and sports events.

Te Kaha will have 25,000 permanent and 5,000 temporary seats, with capacity for 36,000 for concerts.

Design concept of what the One NZ Te Kaha stadium in Christchurch will look like.

According to the news on Radio New Zealand

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