Developing Nelson’s premier sporting facility

Saxton Sportsfield stadium

Developing Nelson's premier sporting facility


Sports & Recreation


Saxton Field Sports Stadium Society Inc., Nelson District Council and Tasman District Council


Stoke, Nelson



Sports & Recreation
About This Project

A new 7,800m2 stadium built with an international standard sprung timber (American Maple) floor and houses five international sized basketball/netball courts, 12 volleyball courts and a separate 900m2 table tennis stadium housing up to 12 tables – all in a 24hr operational facility.

The design was based on a similar stadium in Perth, Australia, utilising a lightweight steel truss system and buttresses. The iron roof system was rolled onsite, and is one single continuous sheet, clipped from underside, therefore negating the requirement for penetrating for fixings.

A number of sustainable elements were incorporated into the build including a precast concrete trombe wall, 125,000 litres of rainwater collection, storage and reticulation, and solar heating.

Arrow managed the project from the initial concept planning and feasibility stage right through to full construction.


Unique Aspects

Working with two local territorial authorities, four individual sporting bodies, and a sports administration group required a concerted effort to achieve the collective groups’ objectives. With strong leadership and focus Arrow lead the entire team through a conflict-free seamless process from start to finish.

This project is testament to the professionalism and dedication of this company."

Kerry Marshall
Ex Mayor, Nelson City CouncilRoss