Just 3 kilometres from downtown Auckland, the natural amphitheatre Western Springs hosts crowds up to 55,000 for concerts and festivals.

Sited across 10 hectares, Western Springs Stadium enjoys a variety of events in the main arena and outer fields, including regular favourites Auckland City Limits and Taste of Auckland.

Western Springs is home to Vodafone Speedway and Ponsonby Rugby Club.

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Venue Information

Event Parking
There is no onsite parking for large events such as concerts and sporting events. During large events parking is available on the streets surrounding  Western Springs Stadium (please be aware that some streets may be closed for the event delivery). 

Mobility Parking

Onsite parking is available for patrons who hold a valid mobility permit. If you are attending a concert and require mobility parking, please email info@aucklandstadiums.co.nz with your permit number, event name and date and physical delivery address to register. Your permit will also need to be presented on entry. 

Mobility parking is limited therefore is strictly reserved for patrons who hold a mobility permit.

Campervan/Motorhome Parking
Campervan/Motorhome parking is not available onsite. You can locate nearby camping sites at https://campable.com/

Coach Parking
If you are bringing a group to an event by coach please email info@aucklandstadiums.co.nz to enquire about coach parking.

Wheelchair accessible tickets are available for all events. Please contact the ticketing agent directly to purchase accessible tickets. 

If you have had a change of circumstance since purchasing your tickets and now require accessible seating, please contact the ticketing agent directly to discuss options for changing your tickets.

Visit the Auckland Transport website for public transport information.

For large events, travel on special event bus services is usually included with your ticket. Check the event page for details.

Authorised Sellers
Please only purchase tickets from the authorised ticketing agent. We cannot guarantee the validity or authenticity of tickets purchased from third party sellers such as Viagogo or individuals selling on Trade Me.

Is my seat covered?
Western Springs is an entirely open air venue. Umbrellas may not be erected within the stadium during events so if rain is predicted, please bring a poncho or raincoat.

Food and beverage outlets are located throughout the stadium.

Bar service is available at most events. If you are under 25 please bring identification if you wish to purchase alcohol. Accepted forms of ID are - Passport, NZ Drivers Licence or HANZ 18+ card. If we are unsure of your age and you cannot present ID, you will not be able to purchase alcohol.

Eftpos is available at most food and beverage outlets

You are welcome to bring in small quantities of non commercially prepared food such as sandwiches, fruit or baking. You may also bring a sealed plastic bottle of water (up to 1 litre) however please note that for most concerts, the lid will be removed and discarded on entry. These conditions can change from event to event depending on security requirements so please check the event page for the concert you are attending for its specific conditions.

Conditions of entry can differ from event to event so please refer to the event page for any special conditions of entry related to that event.  As a standard, you will be able to bring the following items into the stadium.

  • A bag no larger than 350mm x 300mm x 400mm
  • One sealed plastic water bottle (up to 1 litre). Please note that depending on the security requirements of the event, the lid may be removed and discarded on entry
  • Home prepared foods such as baking, sandwiches, fruit
  • Guide dogs.
  • Chilly bins
  • Commercially prepared foods such as takeaways and soft drinks
  • Cans, aluminium or glass containers, bottles or cutlery
  • Alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Air horns or loud hailers
  • Furniture, chairs or stools
  • Prams or strollers
  • Rain or shade umbrellas
  • Animals (except for Guide Dogs)
  • Dangerous goods
  • Video cameras and recording devices such as Go Pros (cell phones are ok)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Face masks
  • Cameras with a removable lens, a lens larger than a regular watch face or cameras which may be deemed to be for professional use.
  • Large items that cannot be placed under the seat.
  • Skateboards, rollerblades or scooters
  • Fireworks, flares or laser lights
  • Items that in the opinion of management/security could cause harm or nuisance to other patrons.

If in doubt, please leave it at home. Stadium Management takes no responsibility for goods surrendered.

Western Springs is an open air venue. Events go ahead rain or shine unless it is unsafe to do so.

Umbrellas cannot be erected within the stadium so if rain is predicted, please bring a raincoat or poncho.

At Western Springs Stadium you can enjoy a world-class stadium experience.  The stadium and its facilities are here for the use and enjoyment of a variety of visitors, patrons and public users.  As such, there is an expectation that minimal standards of behaviour and presentation are adhered to by everyone to ensure an enjoyable environment for all.  To achieve this, we have the following conditions of entry that all visitors to the stadium are required to meet.

Dress Code
For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times.

We do not permit gang patches or gang paraphernalia to be displayed.

Security
Stadium management and its representatives reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags and other carried items for searching before you enter the Stadium.

If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you may be denied entry.

We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the stadium.

Entry will be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy
Western Springs Stadium complies with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons

Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the premises.

Western Springs Stadium maintains a strict ‘no drugs’ policy, illicit drugs are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate.  Any persons apprehended with drugs in their possession will be escorted from the premises. Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the police where the situation requires it.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Property
Stadium management takes no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while on Stadium property.

Items of value recovered after an event will be taken to the Mt Wellington Police Station.

Behaviour
In order to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, Stadium management reserves the right to deny entry or remove attendees who exhibit unacceptable or disruptive behaviour.  There will be zero tolerance for intoxication.  Those who arrive at the gates intoxicated will be refused entry and patrons who become intoxicated will be removed from the venue.

Smoking
Western Springs Stadium is a SMOKE FREE venue. Patrons must not smoke within the venue. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporisers.