One New Zealand snaps up naming rights for new Christchurch stadium


Telecommunications company One New Zealand has acquired the naming rights to the Te Kaha stadium currently under construction in Christchurch.

The 10-year deal with Venues Ōtauhtahi, Christchurch City Council’s event management company, will see the new multi-purpose venue, scheduled to open next year, known as the One New Zealand Stadium until 2036.

“Together, we look forward to seeing One New Zealand Stadium become an iconic venue not only hosting world-class events but also enriching the social, cultural, environmental and economic fabric of our community,” said Caroline Harvie-Teare, Venues Ōtautahi chief executive.

One New Zealand chief executive Jason Paris said the One New Zealand Stadium will bring the best music, live entertainment and sports to Christchurch.

“Cantabrians have been waiting a long time for a world-class stadium, and this multi-use arena is certain to deliver,” he said.

Christchurch Mayor Phil Mauger said the new partnership “is so exciting for Christchurch”.

“It’s a huge step towards realising this world-class venue that our city has waited so long for,” he said.

“With the extensive event activation experience that One New Zealand and Venues Ōtautahi share, the future is looking very bright for the Christchurch events landscape.

“We cannot wait to roll out the welcome mat at One New Zealand Stadium to the local and international artists, the corporate events and the sports fixtures that it will attract.”