Deconstruction of the badly-damaged Lancaster Park buildings will begin in April 2018.
The deconstruction is expected to take 12 to 14 months to complete. The aim is to salvage as much material from the deconstruction as possible.
Community and sporting groups have been offered the chance to acquire parts of the stadium.(external link)
The February 2011 earthquake caused significant damage to the Lancaster Park buildings. The Hadlee stand has already been demolished as it was considered unsafe. The remaining stands all have widespread, severe damage.
The Council decided to demolish the Lancaster Park buildings in March 2017. This was in response to a status report showing that recommissioning Lancaster Park as a venue capable of hosting top international rugby tests would cost about $255 to $275 million.
The Council is currently investigating options for future use of this land.