You can not bring commercially prepared food into the venue, such as Dominos Pizza, McDonalds or KFC. You can however bring home prepared food including sandwiches, fruit and home baking. Patrons may bring in sealed clear plastic water bottles up to 1.5 litres in size. Sealed non-alcoholic drinks up to 500mL in size can also be brought in. Empty plastic water bottles can be brought in and filled up from our water outlets – 1.5 litre restrictions still apply.
There is limited free parking at both Central Energy Trust Arena and the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre. For major events, these car parks can be closed to event organisers only. Please refer to the venue site maps to identify where the on-site parking is located. There is ample street parking surrounding both venues. Please note, with some major events there are car parking charges, for onsite parking. Stay up to date with specific event information on our Facebook page.
No, you will need to use our contract catering company Absolute Caterers who have an excellent reputation in the industry. You’ll work directly with Absolute Caterers to design your function or event menu.
Yes, there are mobility parking options at both venues, please contact your Venues & Events Coordinator for more information. For major events, you may be required to pre-book mobility parking so our team can arrange accreditation.
Wheelchair seating can be booked directly with our ticketing manager, please call 06 356 1505.
Yes! At Central Energy Trust Arena, please head to our ticketing office on the ground floor of the grandstand building. Entry is opposite our new artificial outdoor turf. At the Conference & Function Centre, please head to our ticketing office on the ground floor, entry via our Main Street entrance.
Sealed clear plastic water bottles up to 1.5 litre in size*
Sealed non-alcholic drinks up to 500ml in size
Small amounts of food for personal consumption
*Empty plastic water bottles may be filled in Arena from water outlets provided. The 1.5 litre size restriction applies.
Non-alcohol beverages over 500ml
Commercially prepared takeaway food *
Hard Chilly Bins, picnic blankets or large bags
Sound Amplifiers including Loudhailers
Recording Devices for commercial purposes
Prams, strollers or pushchairs
Dogs or other pets**
Flares , Fireworks, Laser pointers
Knives or other dangerous weapons
Skateboards, roller blades, scooters or bicycles
Free standing chairs
Signs or banners that are obscene, offensive or abusive
Flag poles more than 1 metre long
Offensive clothing including Gang patches and offensive slogans
Hi-Vis vests and clothing