Forsyth Barr stadium

Stadium seating 

In 2011 Effuzi installed 18,000 Albany seats in Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium. Effuzi is now a subsidiary of Alloyfold where we continue to provide the Albany stadium seat.

The state-of-the-art Stadium is New Zealand's largest indoor arena and the second largest in the southern hemisphere after Melbourne’s Telstra Stadium. The Government contributed $15 million towards the stadium, at University Plaza Dunedin.

Forsyth Barr Stadium provides an unbeatable atmosphere as the country’s only fully enclosed, natural turf stadium. The pitch itself is something special, being the first time worldwide that natural grass has been grown under a fixed roof. 

The fixed, transparent ETFE roof keeps the temperature inside the Stadium between 3-4 degrees warmer in summer and 2-3 degrees warmer in winter, ensuring the ultimate experience for spectators, players and performers.  This world-class facility hosts a range of sporting, entertainment and cultural events - whatever the weather.

The North and South stands have a permanent seating capacity of approximately 20,000 spectators of which 18,000 are Albany stadium chairs. The Albany seat colours were selected to ensure the maximum reflection of light to enhance the natural turf growth whilst providing favourable results for television media regardless of spectator numbers.

Dunedin, NZ
Year Completed