Renowned as Volcano City with its’ central road ways and suburbs shaped by molten lava routes, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most culturally diverse town. With a growing number of Asians and a massive Polynesian community Auckland is a city lined with trendy metropolitan neighborhoods and lush properties that stretch out for miles.
Home to the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest edifice, the Sky Tower and Mount Eden, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum and picturesque Albert Park are also located in bountiful Auckland. But a trip to Auckland would be incomplete without visiting one of its true superstructures, the Vector Arena. With an impressive 12,000 spectator capacity, this monumental stadium in the heart of Auckland has hosted some of the biggest stars in the field of music, entertainment and sports. Providing varied accommodation for a myriad of events, Vector Arena is also a lyric theatre ideal for intimate musical shows with a limited number of audience members. With retractable and detachable seats the venue is perfect for any event including ice shows, sports events, ballets, orchestral performances and even business conferences.
Built at a cost of 80 million dollars, Vector Arena could be dubbed the Madison Square Garden’s of New Zealand as 200 world class acts performed at its gala opening event back in ’07.Designed with state of the art features and traditional motifs typical of the Maori Iwi, Vector Arena is the ultimate culmination of cultural heritage and modern sophistication. Opened in March ’07, Vector Arena has become a permanent fixture in the international artists’ tour route as the arena has seen over 500,000 fans attend a whopping 70 shows in the stadium’s brief history. World famous acts such as Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls and Eric Clapton have graced its stage to date in addition to Carlos Santana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Andrea Bocelli and Def Leppard in a catalogue that encompasses 80 top-notch acts and events such as the WWE Raw Live Tour, Disney on Ice and the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
The Green Room lounge with its exclusive VIP features is another must-see locale as it offers a private lounge, an exclusive catering staff, Cash Bar and a gourmet menu among other facilities. The private suites at the arena accommodate a minimum of 18 persons while VIP parking spaces are also available.
For scrumptious treats and refreshments, look no further than the Bistro Arena where guests can enjoy meals with views over the city’s breathtaking skyline. There are seven food and beverage stalls in total at the venue serving everything from hotdogs to bubbly champagne.
Accessible by wheelchair, the seating arrangements in the arena have also been built to accommodate those with limited mobility. A Hearing Assistance system is also in place for those with hearing difficulties in addition to braille signs and tactile indications for those with visual disabilities. Conveniently located within close range of the city’s public transportation links such as the Britomart train/bus station and the ferry terminal downtown, the venue is also near public parking spaces while mobility parking and bus parking are available onsite.
The Langham Auckland is ideal for those who are looking for an Auckland hotel close to Auckland’s popular attractions. Comfortable and stylish this elegant rest is undoubtedly one of the nation’s premier Auckland hotels.