Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Eden Park takes out international community award

Eden Park takes out international community award
May 16, 2018

Auckland venue Eden Park has won the ‘Best Community Integration’ award at the World Stadium Congress Awards presented in the Netherlands capital of Amsterdam last week.

New Zealand’s largest stadium was recognised for its engagement with ‘The Hood’, integrating community content and hosting community events at Eden Park.

Now in its fifth year, the World Stadium Congress Awards celebrates the game changers in the stadia industry.

The stadium has rolled out a variety of community initiatives over the past 12 months including ‘The Hood – Eden Park supporters’ club’, ‘Our Neighbourhood’ photography exhibition and ‘Mates on the Field’, the 100-year commemoration of The Battle of Broodseinde.

‘Our Neighbourhood’ - as the project was aptly named - celebrates Eden Park’s community and passion for sport through the eyes of its team, supporters, local businesses and neighbourhood.

Over 100 images captured by a local photographer, some as big as 3.6 metres wide, are displayed throughout Eden Park. It is the largest permanent exhibition of its kind in a major sports stadium.

Commemorative celebrations marking the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde were held at the stadium in October 2017. The ‘Mates on the Field’ tribute featured a giant poppy and 492 white crosses in honour of the New Zealand Army soldiers whose lives were lost in that battle.

Additionally, Eden Park’s enhanced engagement with the local community through ‘The Hood’ has delivered significant benefits to the community. A number of Eden Park’s partners have offered a range of prizes, including Resene and Master Painters New Zealand, who will ‘Paint a House in The Hood’ for one lucky family.

Eden Park has also recently appointed several local suppliers and contractors within the stadium’s supply chain to deliver an economic boost to a number of businesses in the area.

Eden Park Chief Executive Nick Sautner says the award further highlights the entire Eden Park team’s efforts to deliver outstanding events for the benefit of its immediate and wider community.

Sautner advised “Eden Park is for all of Auckland and New Zealand. We are committed to working with our neighbourhood and local business associations to maximise the benefits for the country and community.

“People have been buying in The Hood since 1903 to live in the area for the accessibility to domestic and world-class live events. This is no different to families buying homes in specific areas to gain access to school zones and for convenience to work and transport. The Hood has great schools, transport, cafes, restaurants and New Zealand’s national stadium.”

Last year Eden Park picked up the Business Award at the Australasian Leisure Management Awards as well as the EVANZ Ticketmaster Large Venue of the Year and Ticket Direct Supreme Venue of the Year awards.

Eden Park has also been nominated as a finalist in two categories of the 2018 TheStadiumBusiness Awards which will be presented in Manchester, United Kingdom on 12th June.

Images: Eden Park hosts the opening ceremony for the 2017 World Masters Games (top) and the venue hosting a recent wedding (below).

30th April 2018 - FINALISTS REVEALED FOR 2018 NEW ZEALAND SPORT AND RECREATION AWARDS

7th March 2018 - AUSTRALASIAN VENUES SHORTLISTED FOR 2018 STADIUMBUSINESS AWARDS 

5th March 2018 - EDEN PARK LOOKS TO STAGE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

19th February 2018 - FORMER TEST CRICKETERS BACK AUCKLAND’S EDEN PARK 

12th February 2018 - EDEN PARK ADAPTS ALL BLACKS’ DRESSING ROOM INTO WEDDING CHAPEL

7th December 2017 - ZIPLINE SOARS HIGH ABOVE AUCKLAND’S EDEN PARK

29th September 2017 - EDEN PARK TRUST APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

31st August 2017 - EDEN PARK TO HOST NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST DAY/NIGHT CRICKET TEST IN 2018 

25th August 2017 - EDEN PARK SECURES BUSINESS AWARD IN AUSTRALASIAN LEISURE MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

18th August 2017 - EDEN PARK LAUNCHES NEW ERA IN VENUE-BASED SPORTING EVENTS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

RHINOPLAY

Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…

read more

Parks / Play / Surfaces

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

NOVOFIT

NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Australian Innovative Systems

Australian Innovative Systems (AISystems) is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators and water…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 

HG SPORTS TURF

HG Sports Turf are market leaders in the design and construction of premium sports fields across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The Sydney Olympics in 2000, 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne,…

read more

Parks / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

TRISLEYS HYDRAULIC SERVICES

Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

HYPOXI Australia Pty Ltd

HYPOXI®  is one of Europe’s most successful health and weight loss studio concepts.  It’s the first weight loss technology to incorporate exercise with advanced vacuum and…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business