Stadium of Canterbury



  • @dogmeat said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @wally said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    the shit beer (warm Tui in plastic bottles).

    Why I stopped drinking at the footy

    Me too. Overpriced crap was not ok.



  • @sammyc said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @dogmeat said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @mariner4life Is there any stadium that sells good beer?

    We get the full range of monteiths in chch (I think there’s 7 or 8 options).

    Not top quality but pretty good (the American pale ale is 5.7%).

    I could only see a couple on offer last night.



  • @smudge said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @sammyc said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @dogmeat said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    @mariner4life Is there any stadium that sells good beer?

    We get the full range of monteiths in chch (I think there’s 7 or 8 options).

    Not top quality but pretty good (the American pale ale is 5.7%).

    I could only see a couple on offer last night.

    I drank porters pale ale, xpa, lager and original ale at the game last night. There’s a specialist bar down the end of the ground that sells a bigger range.



  • @sammyc risky crossing the streams bro!! How's the head? 😁



  • @hooroo said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    I can't back any of this up but just a story I heard when down there over the weekend.

    A guy that has the demo contract (I think) who is in the racing industry (hence how I was told) said the council already have the land and it is near where Lancaster Park already is and in a zone with no parking. It seems that the place selected is in a hopeless Zone for access etc.

    I was told the area but it didn';t stick with me.

    I hope this isn't a wasted opportunity by the council as if done right the stadium can be a centre hub for a shopping precinct and restaurants etc. It needs parking for that to happen though

    Unless something's changed recently, it's pegged to be on the old Turners and Growers site - in a piece of foresight unusual in city councils, Christchurch City Council picked it up in 2002 for central city revitalisation and conveniently still had it when the earthquakes hit.

    It is reasonably close to Lancaster Park - for anyone who wants to have a look on Google Maps, it's the block bounded by Madras and Barbadoes Streets, and Lichfield and Tuam Streets, so is on the eastern side of the CBD, but is definitely actually in the Christchurch CBD. Don't know why people think there is no parking - here's the Council parking webpage. There are three parking buildings on Lichfield Street, one 2 minutes walk away, one about 5-10 and one about 10-15 minutes. The bus interchange (fka bus exchange) is also on Lichfield Street at the Colombo corner (it runs through to Tuam Street), so is also about 5-10 minutes walk. Pretty much ideal location IMO.



  • So here are a few of the things about the game day experience at the temporary dump which those who haven't had the 'pleasure' of attending may or may not be aware of, and which lend weight to expediting the new stadium (whatever it may be). You'll know it's small, it's made of scaffolding, it's temporary, it's outstayed it's welcome and it's very exposed. Also:

    It has one relatively small replay screen.
    Stand posts obscure the view of the field - moreso the closer you are to a corner of the stand which means you have more posts in your line of sight - and the replay screen.
    The scaffold decking itself is perforated meaning it's not a smooth surface. Good luck putting your drink down and it stil being there, full, five minutes later.
    The scaffold is also noisy.
    The seating is horrendously close together, both side to side and front to back. This means for anyone over about 80kg and/or 1.8m it's a squeeze. This can influence what you wear and who you take, due to drastic lack of space.
    The food selection is simply crap.
    With just two concession stations on opposite corners of the ground, it can be a hike and a wait to get food and drinks.
    The walk to the stadium which most people use is dark, grassy (muddy) and there is also lots of loose gravel. Not great for the ladies - or stylish blokes - with nice shoes. Also a H&S issue due to kerbing etc.
    Parking is limited, and traffic flow around the stadium is terrible.

    Can anyone add anything?



  • @shark I have only been there once for a Canterbury Game and it was wet and cold and cramped. Was not a fan



  • @shark

    The prevailing easterly wind goes straight into the SW stand - bloody cold - and when there’s southerly rain the front rows of the other stand get soaked and freezing. I bought an Antarctic grade down jacket this year as I am sick of being cold.



  • @wally said in Stadium of Canterbury:

    I bought an Antarctic grade down jacket this year as I am sick of being cold.

    I thought those were standard issue in places where it snows down onto the beach?



  • Looks like a plan., from FCM Jamie Gough.