Stadium Facts

A bunch of interesting stats and facts. Great for students or just those interested in knowing more about our Stadium.

How many...

  • Number of seats: 34,500
  • Number of public seats (non-members, non-boxes): 31,000
  • Number of covered seats: 24,000
  • Number of corporate boxes: 64
  • Bowl site size: 48,000 sqm
  • Number of piles: 410
  • Roof size: 12,000 sqm
  • Height from arena to roof: 26 metres
  • Height of light tower: 55 metres
  • Length from end to end: 235 metres
  • Width west to east: 185 metres
  • Width of pitch (widest point): 135 metres
  • Length of pitch (widest point): 162 metres
  • Number of turnstiles: 43
  • Number of escalators: 2
  • Number of goods lifts: 2
  • Number of toilet pans: 383
  • Number of urinals: 275
  • Number of television sets: 270
  • Food and beverage outlets: 15
  • Mobile beverage outlets: 9
  • Northern replay screen: 84 sqm
  • Southern replay screen: 52 sqm
  • Length of the concourse: 650 metres
  • Width of the concourse: 14 metres
  • Length of walkway to rail station: 680 metres
  • Emergency Evacuation time: 8 minutes
  • Carparks on site: 850
  • Staff numbers on event days: 400-1000
  • Staff numbers on non-event days: 25-50

The Turf

  • 7,930 tonnes of sand went into making the pitch.
  • 2,800 tonnes of drainage gravel was used.
  • 900 kilograms of grass seed was used with three different type of grass seed - two rye grass and one creeping fescue.
  • 1200kg of fertiliser was used.
  • The density of the pitch is 1.4-1.5 gms per cm3
  • The pitch is mowed daily.
  • The height of the grass for rugby is 20-25mm.
  • The height of the grass for cricket is 12-13mm.
  • There are 56 pop-up sprinklers in the pitch.
  • The field is watered every second day
  • Patamahoe clay was used for the wicket.
  • Portable wickets are used for all cricket games.
  • The portables are 260mm deep.
  • 25-28% is the optimum moisture content for cricket.
  • Cricket boundary: from centre of wicket is 65.7m west, 57.8m east. From batting crease; north hitting south is 77.3m and south hitting north is 78m.
  • If a ball is hit from centre wicket to outside the ground, the distance it travels is 98 metres.
  • The gradient of the grassed oval is 300 mm elevation from centre to edge.
  • The goal posts are 15 metres high.