New Zealand Arena Signs Naming Rights Deal

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – New Zealand’s highly anticipated new 12,000-seat indoor arena has announced a naming rights contract with Asian Pacific infrastructure company Vector.

The naming rights announcement comes on the heels of the successful installation of the building’s 210-ton central spine truss that will support the roof of New Zealand’s brand new $80 million indoor sports and entertainment facility.

The building is expected to open in March 2006.

“The Vector Arena is the result of years of council planning. It puts Auckland firmly on the map as home to the country’s leading entertainment facility and ranks us up there alongside the world’s best venues,” Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard said in a press release.

“The building itself will be a marvelous example of state-of-the-art construction and technology and its central location will make Auckland the envy of many international cities,” he continued. “I can’t wait to welcome the first acts.”

The venue’s Chief Executive, Bruce Mactaggart, stressed the unsurpassed technical capabilities of the arena.

“It can handle up to 54 tons of lighting and sound equipment in the roof – enough to stage the biggest shows in the world – while seating 12,200 people,” he said. “That capability will set new standards for the type of events staged in the city, indeed in the country.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers