The TET Stadium in Inglewood has recieved a $25,000 grant for upgrades.
Taranaki’s alternative first-class rugby venue, TET Stadium, has received $25,000 from the New Zealand Community Trust for upgrades.
The funding will cover the cost of enclosing the hospitality area, repairing the perimeter fence, maintaining lighting towers, upgrading plumbing and lighting to the outside toilets, replacing the surface of the changing room corridor, and adding an internal glass security door to divide the hockey offices from the medical room, the NZCT said.
The ground is currently the venue for Taranaki Bulls’ home games in the Mitre 10 championship while Yarrow Stadium is repaired.
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Taranaki Electricity Trust (TET) operations manager Loryn Kazianis said the grant money would enable upgrades to changing room and outside facilities for players and spectators during the rugby and athletic season.
The 4500-capacity ground at Inglewood is set to host five Mitre 10 cup games in 2020, as well as the Colgate Games and national Masters athletics event in February 2021.
It has also been chosen as a training ground during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.