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Auckland Council

Sports field capacity development programme

What the programme is about

Over the next 10 years, we are investing $190m into developing, upgrading and renewing sports fields across the Auckland region.

We have identified that:

  • there is a shortage in sports field capacity, particularly for training purposes
  • sports fields are not spread evenly across the region.

Our aim is to increase sports field capacity so we can meet at least 80 per cent of the projected demand in all areas by 2022.

The programme is a combination of regionally funded projects and local board funded projects.

What the programme will include

The programme will include:

  • installing artificial turfs and sand carpet fields
  • renewing existing fields
  • lighting
  • draining
  • new field development.

Ongoing work

Our turf advisors will continue to work with regional sports organisations, clubs, groups and partners.

We will also review the programme annually, confirming the following year's projects at the same time.

This will allow us flexibility to deal with any situations such as changes in demand, geotechnical issues or soil contamination, new turf technologies or new land becoming available.