Facilities and Parks

Central Energy Trust Arena

The Central Energy Trust Arena is one of New Zealand’s busiest and most versatile venues.

The biggest sporting and events complex in the lower North Island, the Arena handles around 2,500 bookings a year, hosts 36 sporting codes along with trade shows, exhibitions, weddings, dinners, conferences, meetings, festivals, concerts and more.

Conveniently located seven-minutes’ walk from the CBD, the Arena is favoured by events that pull big crowds. The 18-hectare site has a park-like feel and offers many indoor and outdoor venues for local and visiting events.

The oval at the stadium is home to the Manawatū Rugby Football Union, and in summer is used for international speedway.

To make a booking or to find out more, see the Venues and Events Palmerston North website