|Cost||NZ$ 44-48 mln|
|Design||Warren and Mahoney|
Description: Petone Arena
Planned new stadium in Petone, across the harbor from Wellington, would cover two of five existing football fields at Petone Recreations Grounds, using the only existing stand as one of its ends. Three remaining sides would see purpose-built cantilever structures, altogether giving 12,000 seats. The stadium is to be designed by Warren & Mahoney, architects also behind Westpac Stadium.
Total budget is expected at $NZ 44-48 million (€27-30m / $37-40m). Hutt City Council would be expected to invest $NZ 25 million into the project from taxpayers money, while Wellington Phoenix FC and their partners would cover the remainder.
New Zealand: Petone Arena falls through
New 12,000-capacity stadium for Wellington Phoenix FC will not get support from the mayor. Decision was made as community stands against the project.
New design: Petone Arena
It’s the story of a New Zealand club playing in Australian league and losing money on home fixtures. That’s why a new, much smaller stadium is necessary to remain home.