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Old October 9th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #21
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How about an update on the construction works?
Here are some from the NZ forum.

Eden Park Auckland


New Stand at Eden Park Auckland From Kiwi-Si


New Stand at AMI Stadium Christchurch From Darkhorse (scroll to the right)


Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin From Ugly Bob
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Old October 10th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #22
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Good to see the progress, are they all on schedule?
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:11 AM   #23
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Yep, I believe Eden Park and AMI Stadium are actually ahead of schedule. As you can see though, they've only just started building the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. It's aimed to be completed before the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but if not then the old Carisbrook Stadium will be used instead.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #24
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Spot on piles. Lancaster Park (AMI) will be completed around January 2010, in time for the Super 14 season. I was there for a Canterbury game on Friday night and the new Deans stand is looking good.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #25
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It would be a right shame if Forsyth Barr isn't finished before the WC. Carisbrook is fine but Dunedin deserves a nice shiny stadium for this event
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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #26
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It would be a right shame if Forsyth Barr isn't finished before the WC. Carisbrook is fine but Dunedin deserves a nice shiny stadium for this event
They are moving at an alarming rate with this stadium. Ugly Bob posted these on the NZ forums last week -












And KayZed7 took these recent ones of Eden Park -

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Old November 16th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #27
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Old November 17th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #28
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So this is what the main stadiums will look like come the Rugby World Cup (borrowed from Kiwiscrapers). If I get the chance I'll add the rest.

Eden Park (Auckland) Capacity - 50,000 (60,000 World Cup)





AMI Stadium (Christchurch) Capacity - 42,000 (45,000 World Cup)





Westpac Trust Stadium (Wellington) Capacity 35,000 (40,000 World Cup)





North Harbour Stadium (Auckland) Capacity 30,000 (35,000 World Cup)





Rotorua Stadium (Rotorua) Capacity - 34,000



Waikato Stadium (Hamilton) Capacity - 30,800





Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin) Capacity 30,500





Yarrow Stadium (New Plymouth) Capcity 25,500

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Old November 18th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #29
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I find it amazing how large some of these stadiums are considering how small the townships they are located in are. Rotorua has a pop of 55k and a stadium that can seat 34k. I guess its possible because NZ is such a small country and you can drive everywhere, unlike australia.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #30
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A lot of the stadiums that are large compared to how small the townships are, are because the stadium is based around a large natural ampitheatre.

Rotorua has modest grandstand on one side, and the other 3/4s of the ground is an enormous grass embankment which has been concreted over and terraced in some parts. This is also the case for Whangarei and it used to also be the case for New Plymouth. Although New Plymouth has built a matching grandstand on both touchlines but one of them has the natural embankment as it's foundations.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 08:47 AM   #31
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and McLean Park (Napier) Capacity 22,000
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 11:59 AM   #32
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How is the cake tin expanding ????
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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #33
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That's a good question and one I've never had an answer for. I've always heard they can fit 40,000 with extra seating but to my knowledge they have yet to do this.

I'd imagine they could put some temp seating nearer the sidelines but surely they couldn't accomadate 5,000 extra seats there?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #34
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Is the ASB Stand at Eden Park going to be "finished"? It bugs me that it's not symmetrical at the moment!
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Old November 28th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #35
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Is the ASB Stand at Eden Park going to be "finished"? It bugs me that it's not symmetrical at the moment!
Sort of. They are extending the lower portion of the stand but it will be uncovered.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #36
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Check out this fantastic stadium proposal for st. petersburg, by a young German firm called we do architecture.

Check out their webpage for more details: www.we-do-architecture.com





http://www.architizer.com/mediadata/...y/ab638146.jpg
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First of all noob, wrong thread!
Second of all, it's a terrible idea for a stadium. Does St Petersburg even need another stadium? It's a horrible design "we do architecture" does terrible architecture, someone must have been drunk or smoking something when they drew up that design.
So we got one sort of J shaped stand 3 levels and 3 cutout stands? or is this just to show the outside of the stadium and it will be fully wrapped around? I think not based on those pictures, there appears to be some sort of structure on the open stands that aren't part of the main roof, perhaps inhabited?

All in all, a terrible looking stadium.

Now go back to talking about the NEW ZEALAND 2011 Rugby WC!
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #38
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That's a good question and one I've never had an answer for. I've always heard they can fit 40,000 with extra seating but to my knowledge they have yet to do this.

I'd imagine they could put some temp seating nearer the sidelines but surely they couldn't accomadate 5,000 extra seats there?
The caketin can accomodate 40,000 with temp seating around the lower seating bowl. Its a shame it cannot add a second tier bowl. The foundation can only take 40,000. When originally planned there was suggestions to build the cake tin to hold 50,000 but the lesser option was taken.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #39
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Check out this fantastic stadium proposal for st. petersburg, by a young German firm called we do architecture.

Check out their webpage for more details: www.we-do-architecture.com





http://www.architizer.com/mediadata/...y/ab638146.jpg
That is an old design thrown out ages ago. They are going with a far better one with retractable roof.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 01:04 PM   #40
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Cranes building the new South Stand. from wikipedia

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