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Fly Palmy Arena the new name for Arena 2

Wednesday January 31 2018

Palmerston North Airport and Central Energy Trust Arena are a mutual destination for thousands of regional visitors each year. In recognition of this, and to support locally hosted sports tournaments and events, Fly Palmy has entered into a sponsorship relationship with the Central Energy Trust Arena.

Photo shows signwriter in a cherrypicker painting the Fly Palmy logo on the Arena 2 building.

A painter adds the finishing touches of the dynamic Fly Palmy logo to the Arena 2 building in Pascal Street.

From 1 February, Arena 2 will be known as Fly Palmy Arena. Fly Palmy Arena is the largest indoor venue at Central Energy Trust Arena.

Palmerston North Airport Chief Executive Officer David Lanham says: “We are excited about the relationship formed with the Central Energy Trust Arena. Both our organisations have a major role to play in promoting inbound tourism, including events that will be held in the newly branded Fly Palmy Arena, and so our partnership makes very good sense.”

Fly Palmy Arena is set for a busy year. One of the premier events is the launch of the ANZ Premiership Netball Super Sunday on 6 May. In March, the National Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships are being hosted and in April, the NBL Blitz pre-season tournament. As well as sports events, major exhibitions include the popular Women’s Lifestyle Expo in May and the Manawatū Home Show in July.

PNCC Venues and Events Manager John Lynch says: “Our newly formed partnership with Fly Palmy highlights the local commitment to making Palmerston North a regional hub for sport and events. We’re extremely excited to have formed this relationship and look forward to collaborating with Fly Palmy in many aspects of the business.”