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, New Zealand, 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.
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 Touron October 22, 2008.
- Grammy Nominated and American Idol Runner Up Adam Lambert play his first New Zealand show, with his Glam Nation Tour on October 17, 2010.
- Glam rock Legend Alice Cooper played a show with his No More Mr. Nice Guy Tour on September 22, 2011.
- Boy band One Direction played their first headlining tour in New Zealand, with their Up All Night Tour on April 21, 2012 respectively.
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 fought 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. 2005-03-31. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". Arena Boxing. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- Miguel Iturrate (2016-04-16). "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (2015-10-15). "Joseph Parker destroys Kali Meehan with third round TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- Patrick McKendry (2014-10-16). "Boxing: Parker wins in controversial fight". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- Daniel Richardson (2014-06-05). "Boxing: Meehan takes inaugural Super 8 final". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (2013-12-14). "Brian Minto beats Shane Cameron by TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- LIAM NAPIER (2013-06-13). "BParker pounds Botha for TKO victory". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (2010-04-01). "Tua wins unanimous points decision". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-16.