The Trusts Arena
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|Location||65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, New Zealand|
|Owner||Waitakere City Stadium Trust|
|Opened||11 September 2004|
|Construction cost||$26 million NZD|
|Architect||Warren and Mahoney|
|Super City Rangers (NBL) (2012–present)|
Northern Mystics (ANZ Championship) (2008–present)
Waitakere City Rugby (2004–present)
Waitakere United (NZFC) (2004 – )
Auckland Stars (NBL) (2005–2009)
Netball World Championship (2007)
Badminton World Junior Championship (2007)
Waitakere Rangers (BCC) (2006–2007)
Auckland Diamonds (NBC) (2004–2007)
New Zealand Breakers (ANBL) (2004–2006)
The Trusts Arena is an indoor arena located in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand. It is a multi-purpose stadium that primarily holds sports events and music concerts. The Arena was opened by the former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark on 11 September 2004. Douglas Field at the Trusts Arena is the 3,000-capacity home of Waitakere United.
The Stadium Arena has hosted the New Zealand Breakers in the past, the Netball World Championships in November 2007 and the Auckland Darts Masters in August 2015. It holds 4,901 people and was built in 2004. The Arena is home to the Northern Mystics and the Super City Rangers.
14-15 November 2015, The Trusts Arena was host to the 2015 Oceania Sevens Championship.
Douglas Track and Field at The Trusts Arena
The outdoor facility attached to The Trusts Arena, known as "Douglas Track and Field", is a track and field facility that served as the home of New Zealand Football Championship team Waitakere United. Douglas Track and Field was home to the now defunct rugby league team, the Waitakere Rangers of the defunct Bartercard Cup competition, and has also served as training grounds for teams such as the Warriors and is the training ground for the All Blacks when in Auckland. The Waitakere City Rugby and Athletic Club is also based at the grandstand, and the facility hosted the 2010 Australasian Gaelic Games.
- Heavy metal Band Slipknot play their first New Zealand show, with their All Hope Is Gone World Tour on 22 October 2008.
- Grammy Nominated and American Idol Runner Up Adam Lambert play his first New Zealand show, with his Glam Nation Tour on 17 October 2010.
- Glam rock Legend Alice Cooper played a show with his No More Mr. Nice Guy Tour on 22 September 2011, then returned as part of his Spend the Night with Alice Cooper Tour on 27 October 2017.
- Boy band One Direction played their first headlining tour in New Zealand, with their Up All Night Tour on 21 April 2012 respectively.
- Take That are due to play their first shows in New Zealand, in Auckland and Wellington, with their Wonderland Live Tour arriving here on 22 November 2017.
- The Prodigy played their last gig on 5 February 2019 with frontman Keith Flint before his death on 4 March 2019.
- Joker Xue, a Chinese singer-songwriter, played his first New Zealand show, headlining the arena as part of his Skyscraper World Tour on 4 April 2019.
- Post Malone, American hip-hop artist, played his first New Zealand show on January 15, 2018. The show was moved to Trusts Arena from a smaller venue as tickets initially sold out in minutes.
The Trusts Arena has hosted over more than a dozen of notable boxing events from various promotions like Duco Events and Super 8. This venue has been so popular for boxing promoters that it has earned the name of New Zealand's Home of Boxing and also the name of New Zealand's Boxing Arena. The arena itself even has its own boxing gym called Arena Boxing.
Notable boxing fights
16 April 2016 Kali Reis vs. Maricela Cornejo for the vacant WBC World female middleweight title. This was the first time in New Zealand history that one of the four major boxing sanctioning bodies has had there world title being held on New Zealand soil. Also featured on the card were Melissa St. Vil vs Baby Nansen and Ronica Jeffrey vs Gentiane Lupi, both for WBC Silver titles in there respective weight divisions.
15 October 2015 Joseph Parker fought and defeated Kali Meehan for the WBO Oriental & African heavyweight title, vacant WBA Oceania & PABA heavyweight title and vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council heavyweight & OPBF heavyweight title.
4 June 2014 Kali Meehan won the first Super 8 Tournament. This Heavyweight Tournament involved highly credentialed boxers like Michael Sprott, Hasim Rahman, Alonzo Butler, Lawrence Tauasa and Martin Rogan.
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- "Trusts Arena Boxrec Profile". Boxrec. 31 March 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". Arena Boxing. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Miguel Iturrate (16 April 2016). "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (15 October 2015). "Joseph Parker destroys Kali Meehan with third round TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Patrick McKendry (16 October 2014). "Boxing: Parker wins in controversial fight". NZ Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- Daniel Richardson (5 June 2014). "Boxing: Meehan takes inaugural Super 8 final". NZ Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (14 December 2013). "Brian Minto beats Shane Cameron by TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- LIAM NAPIER (13 June 2013). "BParker pounds Botha for TKO victory". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (1 April 2010). "Tua wins unanimous points decision". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.