Map showing Christchurch Stadium


The devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 left Christchurch without a venue to host large outdoor sporting and music events over the short to medium term.

Following a review of other venues Addington was considered the most suitable (available) location for the new stadium. The Addington venue has been used for A&P shows and rugby matches in the past, and already had open space zoning. Canterbury Rugby League kindly agreed to surrender their lease of the old Rugby League Park to allow the new stadium project to proceed.