Deans Stand at AMI Stadium: DONE

### TVNZ 7:14PM Friday January 15, 2010
Rugby News
Christchurch unveils completed Deans Stand
Source: ONE News
The Rugby World Cup is just 18 months away and Christchurch can now say it has the first New Zealand stadium ready to host. On Friday, the media got a tour of the new Deans Stand at Christchurch’s AMI Stadium just a week out from its official opening.

It is a sneak peak at what $60 million buys.

“That’s the legacy for Christchurch, the Rugby World Cup was the catalyst. But this wonderful facility, the wonderful outdoor sports and entertainment facility is of real international quality,” says Brian Pearson of Vbase.

The new Deans Stand will hold more than 13,000 people. The numbers are hard to pass by with 18,000 tonnes of concrete, 15,000 square metres of new turf, and one of the biggest cantilever roofs in the country.

At the peak of construction there were 180 people a day on site, six cranes and 80 companies involved. Two years later the stadium is ready for kickoff.
TVNZ Link + Video

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Economics, Inspiration, Project management, Site, Sport, Stadiums

3 responses to “Deans Stand at AMI Stadium: DONE

  1. Elizabeth

    More about Deans Stand, from the Official RWC 2011 website:

    ### Wednesday 20 January 2010
    Stadium Christchurch is now ready for RWC 2011

    * $60 million upgrade boosts capacity to nearly 40,000
    * Stage set for seven Rugby World Cup 2011 matches
    * Naming of new Deans Stand reflects ground’s rich Rugby history

    Stadium Christchurch today celebrated the completion of its $60 million redevelopment, making it New Zealand’s second largest sporting venue.

    The new three-tiered Deans Stand which replaces several ageing stands, provides cover for 86 percent of seats and is fittingly named in tribute to the Deans family, considered Canterbury’s “First Family of Rugby”.
    Read more

    • Elizabeth

      ### TVNZ News 6:39PM Saturday January 23, 2010
      Cantabrians check out refurbished AMI Stadium
      Source: ONE News
      Thousands of Cantabrians have braved wet weather to get an inside look at the refurbished AMI Stadium but instead of the $60 million Deans Stand being the major hit people wanted to see a place frequented by the stars.
      Read more + Video

  2. James

    Apart from the catchment size differences, I think this suggests that in value for money terms, the Dunedin stadium is not appalling value for money. And having seen the Deans Stand a month or two ago, I’m pretty confident that the Dunedin stadium will not be uglier.

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