Rugby Park Stadium
Southland Rugby Highlanders ( rugby ) Southland Spirit FC ( football)
- Rugby Union World Cup 2011
Rugby Park Stadium is a rugby stadium in the New Zealand city of Invercargill on the southern tip of the country. It is the home stadium of gambling in the Air New Zealand Cup team Southland rugby. The venue is also known as "The Roaring pen".
Rugby Park Stadium is located on the corner of Elles Road and Tweed Street in Invercargill. It now has a capacity of 17,000 spectators, find the Stadium seats 5,000. Before the expansion took place in several stages with seating, it could take up to 30,000 visitors in the 1960s. The stage was built stage at the site of the former rugby stadium in Invercargill, Homestead. 2000 announced the city to replace the stadium with support from the ILT and the Community Trust of Southland. 2002, the new venue was inaugurated.
The Highlanders play occasionally in Dunedin Rugby Park and attract many spectators. The football team Southland Spirit FC also play in this stadium. In addition, the arena for events is used.
In 2011, two games of the Rugby Union World Cup will be held in the stadium.