Arena Manawatu

2010-10-25 20:35

How to get there

Arena Manawatu, Pascal Street, Palmerston North 4410

Arena Manawatu is located right in the heart of Palmerston North, just seven-minutes walking distance from the central city.

Access is by way of Cuba, Pascal or Waldegrave Streets. Limited parking is available inside the complex and in the surrounding streets.

Disabled parking, access and seating is available

Match Schedule
Georgia v Romania, Wednesday September 28
Argentina v Georgia, Sunday October 2

The Stadium
Capacity: 15,000

FMG Stadium is home to Manawatu Rugby. Overlooking the stadium's Oval, the redeveloped Grandstand was completed in March 2005. Generally one club game will be played on the ground per week, whilst it is the Manawatu Turbos' home ground. Since Manawatu Turbos has been included in the Air New Zealand Cup, crowd attendances have been among the highest in the competition, averaging 7,000 per game.

The Stadium was the host of the 1987 Rugby World Cup game between Wales and Tonga on May 29. Wales won 29-16.

The stadium will host two pool games in the 2011 Rugby World Cup,and with the city's central location, large student population, the stadium's close proximity to the CBD, International Pacific College, as well as the New Zealand Rugby Institute (a facility in which the All Blacks used to use), the idea of basing a team and having a pool game in Palmerston North is attractive.


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