Baypark Stadium

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Baypark Stadium & TECT Arena
Former names Bluechip Stadium
Location 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Coordinates 37°41′6″S 176°13′34″E / 37.68500°S 176.22611°E / -37.68500; 176.22611Coordinates: 37°41′6″S 176°13′34″E / 37.68500°S 176.22611°E / -37.68500; 176.22611
Owner Tauranga City Council
Operator Tauranga City Venues Limited
Capacity 19,800
Construction
Built 2000
Opened 2001
Tenants
Bay of Plenty Rugby Union
Bay of Plenty Steamers
Bay of Plenty Speedway Association

Baypark Stadium formerly known as Bluechip Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It is currently used for dirt track Speedway events during summer and rugby matches in winter. Baypark Stadium is one of two home stadiums for the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union (the other being Rotorua International Stadium) and occasionally holds Chiefs Super Rugby matches. The stadium holds 19,800 people and was built in 2001 by Bob Clarkson. A new multi-purpose arena "TECT Arena" has recently opened, next the stadium. It has 9 indoor courts, and hosts indoor sporting events, with seating for around 4000 people. The arena also has a cafe, various meeting and conferencing facilities and provides catering services through the onsite caterer Baypark Catering - which is a joint venture between Global Cuisine Ltd and Tauranga City Venues Ltd.

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