FORSYTH BARR STADIUM, DUNEDIN The world's first permanently covered stadium with a natural turf pitch

Top Quote Vector Foiltec is changing the face of sport and stadia design. The world's first permanently covered stadium with a natural turf pitch, Forsyth Barr is the most advanced stadium in the world. Commissioned for the 2011 Rugby World Cup the stadium offers unprecedented comfort to over 30,000 spectators and players' without compromising the sport. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 24, 2012 - Two years of rigorous testing and countless studies established that grass flourishes under Texlon® ETFE. A revolutionary development in stadia design, natural grass offers better traction, lowers injury risk, and improves safety.

    Maximising the properties of Texlon® ETFE the design and engineering of the roof allows optimal solar light transmission while natural ventilation is provided by raised facades. The supporting structure spans 105 meters with an internal roof clearance of 37 metres - an engineering achievement made possible by Texlon® ETFE's light weight properties (approximately 1% weight of glass).

    International market leader, Vector Foiltec boasts 30 years of experience and our at the forefront of specialist design and ETFE technology. Our extensive portfolio includes New Zealand's largest sports stadium, Eden Park, which hosted the inaugural 2011 Rugby World Cup game between New Zealand and Tonga on 9th September 2011.

    Begrudgingly relinquishing their title as the House of Pain, Carisbrook, Dunedin's former premier sporting stadium, makes way for the Forsyth Barr. Reputable as a difficult venue for visiting teams, Carisbrook may have to hang on to their title - owing to Vector Foiltec and the many features of Texlon® ETFE, Forsyth Barr is setting a new standard in spectator and player comfort.

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