Westpac Stadium, Pipitea, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Wellington Regional Stadium is a major sporting venue in Wellington, New Zealand. The stadium’s bowl site size is 48,000 sq m.
The stadium was built in 1999 by Fletcher Construction and is situated close to major transport facilities (such as Wellington Railway Station) one kilometre north of the CBD. It was built on reclaimed railway land, which was surplus to requirements.
It was built to replace Athletic Park, which was no longer considered adequate for international events due to its location and state of disrepair. The stadium was also built to provide a larger-capacity venue for One Day International cricket matches, due to the Basin Reserve ground losing such matches to larger stadia in other parts of the country.
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