Spark Arena

Spark Arena
Spark Arena .jpg
Former namesAuckland City Arena (planning/construction)
Vector Arena (2007–17)
Address42-80 Mahuhu Cres
Parnell, Auckland 1010
New Zealand
LocationQuay Park, Downtown Auckland
OwnerAuckland Council
OperatorQuay Park Arena Management
Capacity12,000
Construction
Broke ground7 June 2004 (2004-06-07)
Opened24 March 2007 (2007-03-24)
Construction costNZ$ 94.8 million
ArchitectPeddle Thorp
Crawford Architects
Structural engineerHolmes Consulting Group
General contractorMainzeal
Main contractorsDominion Constructors
Ortech Industries
Tenants
New Zealand Breakers (Venue Website

Spark Arena (formerly Vector Arena) is a multipurpose arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Named for sponsor Spark New Zealand, the venue is located at Quay Park, Parnell, very close to Britomart Transport Centre and The Strand Station. The arena cost approximately $94 million,[1] and of this sum ratepayers contributed $68 million for the facility to be managed by QPAM, the NZ operator, in New Zealand's first big public-private partnership. This runs for 40 years before ownership is transferred to the city.[2][3]

Arena interior in seated mode

After delays due to construction-related issues, the arena's first concert was Rock Star Supernova on 24 March 2007.[4]

Naming rights

Vector Limited held the naming rights from the venue's opening in 2007 until April 2017, during which time it was called Vector Arena. On 19 April 2017, Spark New Zealand took over the naming rights, renaming the venue Spark Arena.[5]

Other Languages
български: Вектор Арина
Deutsch: Vector Arena
한국어: 벡터 아레나
italiano: Spark Arena
polski: Vector Arena
português: Spark Arena
русский: Вектор Арена