Central Energy Trust Arena

The Central Energy Trust Arena is a leading multi-use sports and events facility that takes close to 3,000 bookings a year.

The Arena is home to 36 sporting codes and hosts a wide range of trade shows, exhibitions, weddings, dinners, conferences, meetings, seminars, festivals, concerts, and leisure events year-round. Central Energy Trust Arena is also home to Robertson Holden International Speedway and the Manawatu Rugby Union, plus our venues host a number of Bunnings NPC rugby games and national sports tournaments. The 18-hectare site is located just seven minutes walk from the CBD.

Services at Central Energy Trust Arena include:

• Venues + Events Coordinators who provide expertise in event management and planning to support you in the lead up to your event
• Outstanding onsite catering
• Promotional and marketing assistance
• Security and crowd management
• Car parking
• St John first aid
• Onsite furniture and equipment inventory
• Systems and audiovisual services
• Cleaning and waste removal
• Operations team to help you pack in and out of your event
• Volunteer management
• Ticketing management

The Central Energy Trust Arena Stadium has capacity for up to 18,000 people.
Fly Palmy Arena is a purpose-built indoor sports and entertainment venue that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
The Arena 3 indoor stadium is a great choice for medium sized exhibitions, functions, sporting events, dinners and convention plenaries.
The B&M Centre is one of New Zealand’s most extensive indoor sports facilities with courtside seating for up to 1300 people.
Arena 5 comprises two halls, one lounge and a gym that are used for a wide range of sporting and community activities.
The upgraded pit lanes are part of the recent enhancements made to Arena under the 2018-2022 construction masterplan. These are dual purpose and able to host community events.
Arena 6 is also known as our back fields and is made up of one artificial turf and two highly regarded training and playing fields that complement the stadium’s main oval.
The J.A. Russell Supplies Lounge is a uniquely stunning venue with panoramic views across the city out to Mount Ruapehu.
Arena Lounge, located on level 2 of the grandstand, is a versatile space for meetings, gala dinners and functions.

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