- Number of seats: 34,500
- Number of public seats (non-members, non-boxes): 31,000
- Number of covered seats: 24,000
- Number of corporate boxes: 64
- Bowl site size: 48,000 sqm
- Number of piles: 410
- Roof size: 12,000 sqm
- Height from arena to roof: 26 metres
- Height of light tower: 55 metres
- Length from end to end: 235 metres
- Width west to east: 185 metres
- Width of pitch (widest point): 135 metres
- Length of pitch (widest point): 162 metres
- Number of turnstiles: 43
- Number of escalators: 2
- Number of goods lifts: 2
- Number of toilet pans: 383
- Number of urinals: 275
- Number of television sets: 270
- Food and beverage outlets: 15
- Mobile beverage outlets: 9
- Northern replay screen: 84 sqm
- Southern replay screen: 52 sqm
- Length of the concourse: 650 metres
- Width of the concourse: 14 metres
- Length of walkway to rail station: 680 metres
- Emergency Evacuation time: 8 minutes
- Carparks on site: 850
- Staff numbers on event days: 400-1000
- Staff numbers on non-event days: 25-50
- The goal posts are 15 metres high
- The four large Stadium lights are HQI-TS 2000 W/D/S lamps.
- There are 70 lamps per tower (280 total), plus the rim lights which are set up in four sections with 28 per quarter (112 in total) giving a grand total of 392 lamps all up.
The Entrance Gates
Te Uruhau, the main entrance design, was created by Te Oranga Whareaitu on behalf of the Wellington Tenths Trust. The Wellington Tenths Trust represents the descendants of Taranaki whānui who were owners of Wellington and the Hutt Valley in 1840.
1. Rua Taranaki (The Mountain)
- The centrepiece represents Rua Taranaki (the mountain) as viewed from the north side. It symbolises the hurdles overcome by people as they strive to achieve their goals.
2. Te Raukura (The Feathers)
- Overlaid on the mountain are three white feathers representing the Raukura, an important symbol to the iwi who affiliate to the Taranaki rohe:
- He whaikororia ki te Atua i runga rawa - Glory to God on high
- He maungārongo ki runga i te whenua - Peace on earth
- He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa - Goodwill to all mankind
- As people enter and leave the Stadium, they pass under the Raukura, as a symbol of peace and a reminder to maintain a spirit of friendship and unity in the face of competition.
3. Manaia (Stylised Carved Figures)
- The Manaia figures on either side of the mountain – on the left is a Wāhine Toa (female warrior) and on the right, is a Tama Toa (male warrior) - are the Kaitiaki or guardians of the Stadium.
4. Ka Awatea (The Spirits)
- These spiral sculptures signify the dawn of a new day and new beginnings, and the new challenges that this brings.
5. Kowhaiwhai (Façade)
- This pattern depicts Tangaroa, guardian of all sea and waterways and Nga Mangōpare, the hammerhead sharks.
- “Kia mate mangōpare kei mate wheke” – “It is better to die like a hammerhead shark than an octopus.” This proverb reminds us to never give up and fight until the end, symbolic of two teams meeting in competition on the field.