The Stadium was designed for a superior live event experience. The sideline seats are in close proximity to the playing surface, with the closest row being just 8.5m from the sideline. The curved nature of the seating rows provides an uninterrupted view of the on-field entertainment from every seat.
QBE Stadium has capacity for over 25,000 patrons attending any sporting, concert or entertainment event.
There are four seating areas including:
Main grandstand - spanning the length of the western sideline, this stand seats over 12,000 across four levels (detailed below), offering covered and uncovered seating options and housing the corporate lounges and suites
Lower Grandstand - over 7,000 seats (Blocks 1-11)
Level 1 (Corporate Lounges) - over 1,000 seats (Blocks 101-116)
Level 2 (Private Suites) - over 500 seats (Suites 1-28)
Level 3 (Grandstand with Lounge access) - over 3,000 seats (Blocks 301-309)
Open Stand - opposite the main grandstand, this terraced-style stand offers 7,500 uncovered seats along the eastern sideline (Blocks 21-31)
North Stand - grandstand at the northern end of the ground offering 3,000 uncovered seats (Blocks 12-17)
South stand - grandstand at the southern end of the ground offering 3,000 uncovered seats (Blocks 32-37)
*In all seating areas Row A is the front row, closest to the playing surface.
Corporate Hospitality and Entertainment
The main grandstand has two levels dedicated to hospitality and entertainment for corporate patrons:
Level 1 - lounges span the length of the grandstand overlooking the main field, these lounges can be used as one large space or divided into 6 separate lounges, including the central QBE Lounge.
Level 2 - comprised of 27 Private Suites, with seating and private indoor dining for up to 18 persons per suite.
Seating Categories and Ticket Prices
Seating categories and ticket prices vary for each event and are determined by the event promoter/venue hirer, i.e. North Harbour Rugby, New Zealand Football, The Blues, etc.
Reserved Seating refers to a ticket that guarantees a seat located in a specific Block and Row.
General Admission refers to a ticket that entitles entry to an event but does not guarantee a specific seat.
Some events may also create seating categories within seating areas, for example "Premium" or "Standard" seats, based on the location of that seat in relation to the playing surface or performance area.
QBE Stadium recommends patrons address all enquiries regarding seating categories and ticket prices with the Ticketing Agent for the respective event. Please refer to our Upcoming Events and click on the "BUY TICKETS" box for your chosen event.
Although the main grandstand has a roof, any seat identified or sold as covered is not guaranteed of being fully protected from the weather elements.
Mobility Impaired Seating
Patrons with impaired mobility have dedicated spaces within each of the seating areas.
To reserve space in these areas for an event, it is important to specify that a Mobility Impaired space is required when purchasing tickets through the ticketing agent.
For further information regarding access and seating for mobility impaired patrons, please phone us on 0800 Stadium, connect with us via facebook or twitter, or Get In Touch via this website.