about the venue

ILT Stadium Southland

The sporting, cultural and entertainment hub of our community, the rebuilt ILT Stadium Southland was officially opened in May 2014.

It is home to 12 sporting organisations and utilised by all sectors of the wider Southland community – recreational, sporting, cultural, corporate and entertainment of all genres.

A diverse range of internationally-acclaimed shows – from Hi 5 to Billy Connolly – have performed in the venue, which has also hosted numerous national and provincial events, including craft shows, boat shows, exhibitions and trade shows as well as high profile events such as a gala dinner with Nigella and the Joseph Parker - Road to the Title fight.

Ideally located in the heart of the Surrey Park Sports Centre, ILT Stadium Southland is just 10 minutes from Invercargill Airport and five minutes from the city centre’s shops, restaurants and cafes.

A wide range of accommodation options are nearby including the Ascot Park Hotel, and there is ample car parking on site.

ILT Stadium Southland is governed by the Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust as owners of the building, and the Stadium Southland Board of Directors.

SOUTHLAND INDOOR LEISURE CENTRE CHARITABLE TRUST
Acton Smith (Chair), Alan Dennis (Deputy Chair), Steve Ruru, John McDowell, Greg Mulvey, Neil Affleck (Secretary), David Burnett

STADIUM SOUTHLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Middleton (Chair), Gary Muir, Karen Poff, Richard Smith, Julie Findlay

SIT Zero Fees Velodrome

Adjacent to the main ILT Stadium Southland complex, the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome is New Zealand’s first 250 metre international indoor cycling velodrome. The velodrome was officially opened in May 2006 by then Prime Minister Helen Clark – and has been in use every day since then.

Of world-class standard, it features permanent seating for 1064 with views available all around the fully carpeted concourse. In the middle of the cycling track is a pillar-less flat floor area of 2195 square metres comprising of four full-size multi-sport courts with a Rebound Ace surface. Motorised nets surround the courts which allow for the track and courts to be utilised at the same time.

The SIT Zero Fees Velodrome is also soon to become home to the Mike Piper Training Centre, an initiative of Academy Southland. This will create a training facility in the centre of the velodrome where all three local sporting franchises, the Southland Stags, the Southern Steel and the Southland Sharks will be able to train. This facility will also be used by Southland's up and coming talented athletes.

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