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Sporting events

A lot of sport happens at our place. We handle close to 3000 bookings a year and are home to 36 sporting codes.

Central Energy Trust Arena is the primary sporting and events complex in the lower North Island, and is well known as a leading multi-use sporting and events facility. Located in the heart of Palmerston North city, Central Energy Trust Arena is a destination for large events. The park like environment offers 33 indoor and outdoor venues within the 18-hectare site.

The Arena’s main outdoor venue is the Stadium, home to Manawatu rugby and the Mighty Manawatu Turbos through winter and Robertson Holden International Speedway over summer. Overlooking the oval, the grandstand complements the highly regarded playing surface that has helped the Arena to secure a range of international and national sporting fixtures.

A key attraction for national and regional sporting tournaments is the ability to house all teams under one roof. We host many national sporting tournaments including basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, futsal and more due to our ability to run a full tournament without having to leave the building – all our venues interlink. There are also plenty of rooms that can be used for tournament offices, referee lounges, physio rooms and managers’ spaces.

Day to day, the venues are used by community, school and regional sporting codes for a range of ages and abilities. 

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