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A Landmark for Entertainment: The Vector Arena

The Vector Arena is a premier indoor arena situated in Auckland, New Zealand. It serves as a multipurpose venue, hosting a wide range of events, including:

  1. Concerts
  2. Sporting events
  3. Conventions
  4. Exhibitions
VECTOR ARENA in Auckland New Zealand
VECTOR ARENA in Auckland New Zealand

From Auckland City Arena to Spark Arena: The Story of New Zealand’s Multipurpose Venue

New Zealand’s premier venue for entertainment and sports, Spark Arena (formerly Vector Arena), has become synonymous with hosting major events in Auckland. This multipurpose arena boasts a rich history, undergoing a name change and continuously evolving to meet the demands of a diverse audience.

A Public-Private Partnership Paves the Way

Spark Arena holds the distinction of being New Zealand’s first major public-private-partnership project (PPP). Planning began under the name Auckland City Arena. Construction faced challenges due to Auckland’s unique climate, with warm and humid conditions posing difficulties in ensuring proper weather-tightness and managing condensation within the complex roof structure.

Vector Takes the Naming Rights – Vector Arena Opens its Doors

Despite the construction hurdles, Vector Arena triumphantly opened its doors in 2007. Vector Limited, an energy company, secured the naming rights during the venue’s inaugural years. The arena quickly established itself as a major player in Auckland’s event scene, hosting a wide range of events including:

  • International sporting matches like hockey and netball
  • Concerts by renowned artists
  • Gymnastics competitions
  • Basketball games

With a seating capacity of approximately 12,000, the arena offered a state-of-the-art platform for entertainment and athletic competition, attracting both local and international audiences.

Spark Takes the Stage – A New Era for the Arena

In April 2017, Spark New Zealand, a telecommunications company, took over the naming rights, and the venue was officially renamed Spark Arena. This shift marked a new chapter for the arena, though its commitment to hosting premier events remained unchanged.

A Look Inside Spark Arena

Spark Arena’s design incorporates a curved main entrance foyer, creating a dramatic and visually striking space. The use of lighting adds warmth and character to this welcoming area. Beyond aesthetics, the arena boasts several functional features:

  • A versatile layout that can be adapted to accommodate various event configurations
  • High-quality acoustics that ensure optimal sound clarity for every performance or competition
  • Advanced technological capabilities to support media productions and live streaming
  • Convenient concession stands offering refreshments for event attendees

A Stage for Stars: Capacity and Acclaim

The arena boasts a capacity of over 12,000 spectators, making it one of the largest entertainment venues in New Zealand. It’s a popular destination for both local and international acts, and has seen performances by renowned artists like Ed Sheeran, P!nk, and Lorde.

Successful Events Hosted at Vector Arena
Successful Events Hosted at Vector Arena

Behind the Scenes: Project Management by Asia Pacific Projects

While the dazzling performances and electrifying atmosphere take center stage, the smooth operation of the Vector Arena relies heavily on meticulous project management. Asia Pacific Projects (APPMVN), a renowned project and construction management firm, played a pivotal role in the arena’s development.

Key Features and Facilities of Vector Arena
Key Features and Facilities of Vector Arena

APP’s senior personnel were part of the “Design & Build” team responsible for overseeing the Vector Arena’s construction and ensuring its successful completion. Their expertise and experience were instrumental in bringing this architectural marvel to life.

A Legacy of Entertainment: A Focal Point for Auckland

Today, the Vector Arena stands as a testament to exceptional design, functionality, and project management. It continues to be a focal point for Auckland’s vibrant entertainment scene, providing a platform for world-class events and unforgettable experiences.

Vector Arena Outside
Vector Arena Outside

Asia Pacific Projects senior personnel and members were previously involved and formed part of the managing of the “Design & Build” Team on the works and the total delivery of the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Project type: Sports + Entertainment
  • Services provided: Consulting
  • Project Type: Sport + Recreation
  • Services Provided: Advisor

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