Nothing beats the atmosphere of a packed Mt Smart Stadium, New Zealand’s premier outdoor concert and festival venue. Some of the world’s best entertainment acts have played here. Ed Sheeran and Adele recently attracted record crowds, joining a stellar line up of greats who have rocked our stage over the years including The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Taylor Swift and U2. 

Mt Smart rises to every occasion. The main arena can accommodate 45,000 people, and it also boasts an international standard athletics facility, a range of multi-purpose function spaces and several community-focused areas that together cater for more than 500,000 visitors a year.

Mt Smart is famous for hosting some of the largest sports events in the country, such as the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and S-X Open motor cross events in 2018 and 2019. It is also a place many of our finest athletes call home. Athletics Auckland, Auckland Football Federation, and Oceania Football Confederation all have their base here, and it has been home to the Vodafone Warriors for over 20 years. 

Key statistics  

  • A 15-minute drive from Auckland Airport
  • A 15-minute walk from Penrose Train Station
  • Four flexible spaces with impressive views over the playing field
  • Home of the Vodafone Warriors 
  • A record 134,060 people saw Ed Sheeran perform here in March 2018
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Excellent venue. All staff friendly and helpful, plentiful bathroom facilities, slick in and out of the stadium and excellent signage and organisation. Lots of food options, a lot of bars with ample space.

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