Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee provided more details of the rebuild blueprints for the earthquake-devastated city today, including plans to build a second sports stadium inside the new convention center to be constructed on Cathedral square.
‘The sports stadium will be a core attraction for visitors to the convention center,’ said Brownlee. It will be fully covered, provide seating for up to 2000 spectators, and will also contain a state-of the art convention center.
The sports stadium inside the convention center will complement the services provided by the main convention center. It will include business hotels, retail outlets and a covered sports stadium with natural fixed turf, which will also contain a convention center to attract business tourists who want to attend sports events during their stay.
‘We have one or two exciting ideas for what to include in that last convention center, but I don’t want to give too much away,’ Brownlee told reporters. ‘Let’s just say Crusaders fans will be very excited.’ City Council insiders suggest the convention center’s sports stadium’s convention center might house a sports stadium.