From All Black tests and Football World Cup qualifiers to big concerts and events, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena will be able to host them all.
The Council has developed an investment case(external link) for a multi-functional arena to be built in central Christchurch on land bordered by Madras, Barbadoes, Hereford and Tuam streets. The Council has approved the investment case, which is the last of the anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan to get underway.
It will add to the central city’s vitality and catalyse further development. Read more on Newsline.(external link)
The state-of-the-art arena will also help re-establish Christchurch as a sporting and cultural capital and will boost the city’s economy by attracting visitors from around New Zealand and the world.
Enabling works will begin in 2020 and it is expected that early construction work will get underway 2021. The arena is expected to open in 2024.
The Council has allocated $253 million to the project, and the Crown has approved $220 million towards the project(external link) from the Christchurch Regeneration Acceleration Fund.