Stadium Taranaki

2010-10-25 20:16

How to get there

Stadium Taranaki, Maratahu Street, New Plymouth

To walk from central New Plymouth to the stadium takes approximately 25-minutes. Follow Devon Street West to the Dawson Street intersection, and then walk up Dawson Street to Frankley Road. From there, Maratahu Street is the first road on the right. The route will be signposted.

Public Transport
Shuttle buses travel between the Bus Centre on central New Plymouth's Ariki Street and the stadium on nominated major event days, taking about five-minutes each way.

Taxi stands are located in the central city on Brougham Street and Powderham Street (near the Currie Street intersection), with an easy walk to the stadium from designated drop off zones on Tukapa Street.

Stadium Taranaki is a convenient five-minute drive from the city centre with entrances off Maratahu Street, Tukapa Street and Clawton Street. Limited parking is available so patrons are encouraged to travel to the stadium using public transportation.

Facilities for disabled visitors are available throughout.

Match Schedule
Ireland v USA, Sunday September 11
Russia v USA, Thursday September 15
Wales v Namibia, Monday September 26

The Stadium
Capacity: 25,500

Stadium Taranaki is situated in the central suburb of Westown in New Plymouth, Taranaki, with main vehicle access off Maratahu St. The primary tenant of this 25,000-capacity stadium is the Taranaki representative team in the country's principal rugby union competition, the ITM Cup. The stadium also occasionally hosts matches of the Hurricanes Super 14 team in the same sport, although that team's primary home is in Wellington.

Stadium Taranaki is the Taranaki region's home of Rugby, and has a proud history of hosting major matches. The venue was first developed as a Rugby ground in 1931, with the first stadium completed in 1947.

A major redevelopment saw two new grandstands added and considerable modernisation in 2002, and further enhancements to the venue will be completed in 2010, raising the capacity to more than 25,500.

The stadium is a personal legacy of the late Noel Yarrow, a pioneering Taranaki baker and businessman, and active philanthropist. Noel was a passionate Rugby supporter and the major grandstand overlooking the field's western sideline is a tribute to his ongoing support.


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