Set to open in 2022, the Metro Sports Facility will be the largest aquatic and indoor recreation and leisure venue of its kind in New Zealand, accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan identified the need for a world-class venue and centre of sporting excellence, accessible to people of all ages, abilities and sporting skills. The Metro Sports Facility will provide an aquatic and indoor recreation and sport facility catering for the day-to-day needs of the leisure, sporting, recreational, education and high performance sporting communities in Canterbury.
The complex will be well equipped to host local, national and international events. The Metro Sports Facility will sit within Moorhouse Avenue, Stewart Street, St Asaph Street and Antigua Street. It will be easy to get to by public transport, private vehicles and the new walking and cycling links through the central city.
Construction is being managed by Ōtākaro Limited, and jointly funded by the Crown and the Christchurch City Council, with the Council being the operator of the facility after completion.
Metro Sports Facility leisure water area
Metro Sports Facility competition pool
Metro Sports Facility dive well
Metro Sports Facility change area
Metro Sports Facility central hub
Metro Sports Facility community courts
Metro Sports Facility northern entrance