Stadium Southland Design Plans Unveiled in New Zealand

14 February 2011 (Last Updated February 14th, 2011 18:30)

Stadium Southland in New Zealand has unveiled design plans to build a stronger stadium following the collapse of the existing facility's roof in 2010 due to excessive snowfall. The new structure is expected to be bigger than the old structure and will incorporate the changing nature o

Stadium Southland in New Zealand has unveiled design plans to build a stronger stadium following the collapse of the existing facility's roof in 2010 due to excessive snowfall.

The new structure is expected to be bigger than the old structure and will incorporate the changing nature of the stadium.

The first phase of the project would include re-establishing the courts in the stadium according to odt.co.nz.

Stadium insurers will provide $13.2m and Southland Indoor Leisure Centre will provide $750,000 to fund the first phase.

Plans for the second phase include renovation of the existing administration block, which survived the snowfall, including the foyer, squash courts and toilets.

The first phase is slated to be completed by 30 March 2012, while the second phase will be undertaken based on the availability of funds.