ILT Stadium Southland has temporarily renamed the Wendy Frew Stadium to honour the retiring Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew, for the knockout game in the 2018 national netball premiership elimination final.
ILT Stadium Southland is an impressive, multi-purpose venue, capable of hosting a wide range of national and international events and activities. From sporting and recreational events, to conferences, corporate meetings and trade shows, and even exhibitions, craft markets, and large scale concerts. Incorporating the world-class SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, it is the largest and most versatile multi-purpose venue in New Zealand and the jewel in Southland's sporting crown.
A large number of sporting organisations call ILT Stadium Southland home, including two of Southland's top sporting franchises: the Southern Steel and the Southland Sharks.
The Stadium boasts 11 indoor courts in total, seven of these are wooden sprung courts and four are rebound ace courts located in the centre of the Velodrome. Motorised nets surround these full-sized courts which allows for the track and courts to be utilised at the same time. Officially opened in May 2006, the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome was New Zealand’s first 250 metre international indoor cycling velodrome (still the only indoor velodrome in the South Island of New Zealand), and features permanent seating for 1064 spectators.
The stadium is an energetic hub within the community. The facility is utilised by thousands of people each week for a vast array of pursuits, including: clip ‘n climb, climbing, cycling, netball, basketball, squash, tennis, volleyball, bubble ball.
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