Arena 1

Arena 1 stadium has capacity for up to 18,000 people and consists of two corporate lounges, a media and control level, public concourse, sports changing rooms, and multisport main field surrounded by the speedway track. This venue has a grandstand providing undercover seating, embankment seating and standing areas.

The stadium is home to the Manawatu Turbos with up to seven matches during the winter months before the Robertson Holden International Speedway takes over the summer season with up to 23 meetings a year.

Venue features:

  • First class playing field with oval shaped dimensions of 165m long and 95m wide
  • Large LED screen
  • Speedway track
  • Extensive parking and easy access
  • J.A. Russell Supplies Lounge (corporate lounge, level 4)
  • Media level – full facilities for television, radio and press representatives
  • Coaches boxes
  • Changing facilities
  • Toilet facilities
  • First aid room
  • Anti-doping control station
  • Photographer and media room

Technical specifications:

  • Lighting – lighting and generators used to run stadium lighting with a lighting lux of 1,200
  • Screen size – 42sqm
  • Video inputs – SDI, HDMI, DVI, composite video
  • Screen use – still graphics single or montage, live video, TVC, recorded video play-back and advertising
  • Image size resolution – 1920 x 1080 16:9
  • Score board – Score and game time over live video
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