Wellington's 'Cake Tin' - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Wellington's stadium

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Westpac Stadium in the Video tab.

Wellington’s Westpac Stadium – known affectionately as the ‘Cake Tin’ – opened in 1999 to replace the former rugby venue of Athletic Park. Rugby was first played at Athletic Park in 1896, and it was the site of some memorable games, including two All Black tests against France in hurricane-strength winds. The new stadium boasts a less exposed, more central position, and seating for more than 34,000.

Related web links:
Wellington region: sport and leisure
Westpac Stadium
Wellington rugby
Blokes, footie, and fish and chips
Athletic Park rugby test, 1921

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/ 

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