Yarrow Stadium: A Legendary Venue

The heart of team sports in Taranaki, Yarrow Stadium was initially developed in 1931 and the first stadium completed in 1947.

A major redevelopment saw two new grandstands added and the venue modernised in 2002, and further enhancements were completed in 2010, raising capacity to over 25,500.

A personal legacy of pioneering baker and businessman the late Noel Yarrow, Stadium Taranaki reflects his passion for sports, and the major grandstand overlooking the field's western sideline bears his name in tribute, as does the entire stadium outside major international events.

Yarrow Stadium has been crowned the third best place on earth to watch a rugby match by New Zealand Rugby World magazine, which praised the venue's “distinctly Kiwi” atmosphere, and iconic shape of picture-perfect Mount Taranaki visible in the background.

“Then there is the ground itself. It is tight,” says Editor Gregor Paul.
 
“The two stands are close to the pitch and you feel you are almost on top of the action. The players know you are there and it is a shared, intense experience."
 
Yarrow Stadium is an international-standard sports, entertainment and conference facility featuring sports fields, grandstand seating and function rooms, just minutes from the CBD.

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