A new central city stadium and an international cricket oval at Western Springs are included in a Venue Development Strategy released by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

RFA’s Venue Development Strategy outlines a future vision for Auckland’s venues that:

  • Investigates the possibility of a new central city stadium or a redeveloped Eden Park
  • Designates Western Springs as an oval sport field for cricket and AFL, and retains Ponsonby Rugby as a key tenant.
  • Invests in transforming Mt Smart into a community stadium with a high-performance training facility.
  • Invests in transforming QBE Stadium into a community stadium, and continues to invest in high-performance training facilities at the venue.
  • Commits to find a long-term home for speedway in Auckland.

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The refreshed strategy recognises Auckland’s rapidly growing population, its burgeoning profile of being a major world city of increasingly diverse cultures, and the wider range of sport and entertainment options that Aucklanders may wish to participate in and experience.

Chris Brooks, CEO RFA