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Trustpower Baypark Stadium (formerly known as ASB Baypark Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It is currently used for dirt track Speedway and jetsprints events during summer, and various other events throughout the year.

Trustpower Baypark Stadium and Trustpower Arena
Ariel view of ASB Stadium and ASB Arena.jpg
Aerial view of Stadium
Former namesASB Baypark, Bluechip Stadium, TECT Stadium
Location81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Coordinates37°41′6″S 176°13′34″E / 37.68500°S 176.22611°E / -37.68500; 176.22611Coordinates: 37°41′6″S 176°13′34″E / 37.68500°S 176.22611°E / -37.68500; 176.22611
OwnerTauranga City Council
OperatorBay Venues Limited
Capacity19,800
Construction
Built2000
Opened2001
Tenants
Bay of Plenty Speedway Association
Website
trustpowerbaypark.co.nz

A $42 million[1] multi-purpose facility, the Trustpower Arena, is situated next to the stadium.

The arena also has a cafe and provides catering services through the onsite caterer Bay Catering.

FacilitiesEdit

Trustpower ArenaEdit

 
ASB Arena in Tauranga

Trustpower Arena is a multi-purpose venue in Tauranga, New Zealand which arrived to the area in 2011, providing versatile options for sports, business, leisure and entertainment events. The $42 million[2] facility has hosted events from national sporting fixtures, trade shows and conferences, to gala dinners, corporate hospitality and international music acts.

Trustpower StadiumEdit

A roof over the south stand completed in 2011, means more than 90% of grandstand seating at the stadium is covered[3] ensuring that fans can enjoy the event entertainment in the comfort of shelter whatever the weather.

Outdoor AreaEdit

The Plaza, located at the eastern end of Trustpower Baypark, is a 700m2[4] courtyard.

A second sports field onsite at Trustpower Baypark provides additional turf for training and event requirements.

ActivitiesEdit

The Trustpower Arena and Stadium play host to a range of events and activities making use of the various facilities available. With its proximity to Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city it is a very popular events destination in the Bay of Plenty.

SportsEdit

Trustpower Arena is capable of hosting a number of sporting events from professional level games right down to community sports leagues. The multi purpose courts are able to host indoor netball, indoor football, fastnet, volleyball and basketball games.

Conferences and meetingsEdit

The Arena is able to host gatherings for 12 to 1,200 people.[5]

Exhibitions and trade showsEdit

 
Sprint cars at the Baypark Speedway in Tauranga

Various exhibitions and Trade Shows are held in the Arena each year in the 4500m² TECT Auditorium[6] and the 2,349m² Lion Foundation Centre.[7] In the past these have included the Tauranga Spring Home Show, the Seriously Good Food Show, Tauranga Career and Business Expo, Women's Lifestyle Expo, the Tauranga Wedding Show and an Active Retiree Expo.

ConcertsEdit

Various concerts have been held at the Trustpower Arena in the past including performances from the Beach Boys, 10CC, SOL3MIO and Savage. ASB Baypark has also played host to Bay Dreams, a festival held over New Years.

Baypark SpeedwayEdit

The Trustpower Stadium is home to speedway in Tauranga.

TransportationEdit

Located on the junction of major state highways, only minutes from the Tauranga Airport, Trustpower Baypark provides parking on site for up to 5,000 vehicles.[8] It is within easy reach of the CBD, hotels, motels, shopping and entertainment. The region is linked by services to international airports in Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASB Arena - Conference & Sporting Facility | ASB Baypark Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ "ASB Arena - Conference & Sporting Facility | ASB Baypark Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ "ASB Baypark Stadium | ASB Baypark Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Outdoor Space & Facilities | ASB Baypark Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Conferences and Meetings - Our Venues | ASB Bayparks". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "ASB Arena TECT Auditorium | ASB Baypark Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Lion Foundation Centre | ASB Arena Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Parking & Travel Planning | ASB Stadium and Arena Tauranga". ASB Baypark. Retrieved 3 November 2016.