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Get ready for Stevie Nicks with special guest Pretenders!

Friday November 24, 2017

Here is some useful information ahead of the Stevie Nicks concert on Friday evening. 

The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show

Wednesday November 8, 2017

The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show was back at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the weekend of November 4th and 5th with great entertainment and happy winners of some amazing prizes!


Monday October 9, 2017

Can’t wait to see P!NK perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 1, 2018? We have a double pass up for grabs for the ultimate P!NK fan! 

Tennis Hot Shots Fun Day and Tournament

Thursday September 21, 2017

Tennis Otago hosted the first ever tennis event under the roof on Sunday, September 17!

South Island Record Broken!

Thursday September 14, 2017

Last Sunday, the Dunedin EV Big Day Out was held at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The South Island record for number of electric vehicles in one place was broken with a grand total of 135 electric vehicles!

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival sells out with two months to go!

Wednesday September 13, 2017

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival has become a staple on the annual events calendar for the Otago region. After selling out two days prior to the event in 2016, tickets have now been snapped up over two months in advance of this year’s event showing the popularity and demand the festival holds.   

Robbie Williams heading to Dunedin!

Friday September 1, 2017

It's official! We are thrilled to announce that Robbie Williams is to descend on Forsyth Barr Stadium in February 2018!

The countdown is on to kick off under the roof!

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Forsyth Barr Stadium is going to be buzzing on Saturday night when the All Blacks take on Australia in the second match of the Bledisloe Cup. 

Stevie Nicks to play under the roof with the legendary Pretenders!

Thursday August 10, 2017

Get ready for some Rock and Roll! 

Get funding for your community event

Tuesday August 1, 2017

Do you have a community event and need a great space to host it with lots of facilities? With funding from the Community Access Grant, you can host your event at the Dunedin Centre or Forsyth Barr Stadium. 

Football South: Roslyn Wakari v Caversham

Wednesday July 19, 2017

It was a  Football South mid-week match with Roslyn Wakari taking on Caversham in the ODT Men’s Premier League last night.

All Blacks vs Australia ON SALE NOW!

Thursday June 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26 will see a very exciting game of rugby under the roof as the All Blacks face Australia! Read on for the link to tickets!

All Blacks vs Australia Ticket Update

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Saturday, August 26 will see a very exciting game of rugby under the roof as the All Blacks face Australia!

 Highlanders v The British & Irish Lions

Tuesday June 13, 2017

It was a win for the Highlanders by the narrowest of margins!

Toss the Boss 2017

Friday June 2, 2017

Imagine abseiling 35 metres from the roof of Forsyth Barr Stadium to the pitch below! That's exactly what a bunch of brave local bosses did on June 2, 2017.

Ed Sheeran announces third Dunedin show!

Friday May 26, 2017

We have fantastic news to share with you hot off the press – Dunedin is getting a third Ed Sheeran show!

Second Ed Sheeran Show now confirmed!

Wednesday May 17, 2017

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! A huge congratulations to all Ed Sheeran fans of the deep south! We are very excited to announce a second Ed Sheeran show under the roof on Saturday, March 31, 2018 to meet overwhelming demand!

Top tips to securing Ed Sheeran tickets in the Frontier pre-sale

Monday May 15, 2017

We are thrilled that Ed Sheeran will be taking to the stage here at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Thursday 29 March 2018. Tickets will be in very high demand with a limit of 4 tickets per customer, here are a few tips on how to be prepared for Tuesday's pre-sale. 

Woohoo! Ed Sheeran is coming to Forsyth Barr Stadium!

Tuesday May 9, 2017

It's official! We are so excited to announce that Ed Sheeran  will be performing under the roof on March 29, 2018 as part of his ÷ WORLD TOUR!

Inspire Dunedin!

Friday May 5, 2017


Bulldogs v Warriors tickets on sale Thursday 16 February!

Friday March 17, 2017

Tickets for the upcoming NRL game between Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and New Zealand Warriors will be on sale from Thursday 16 February.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Vodafone Warriors

Friday March 17, 2017

Last week, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs were in town for their home game against the Vodafone Warriors!

WIN a signed Vodafone Warriors jersey or a signed Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs jersey!

Monday March 13, 2017

Tag your best fan selfie #BulldogsWarriorsFBS at your seat in Forsyth Barr Stadium during the Round 3 match this Friday to be in the draw! 

Bulldogs v Warriors - your pre-match information

Monday March 13, 2017

Forsyth Barr Stadium is going to be humming on Friday night when we host our first ever in-season NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Vodafone Warriors. Southern fans are in for a treat as these teams go head to head in battle! The show starts at 6:40pm with a 9-a-side curtain raiser featuring John McGlashan College years 11-13 and Central Otago Mustangs Years 11-13 - they’d love to have your support from the stands!  

Welcome to the Village Green

Sunday March 12, 2017

Dunedin Venues was proud to bring you a whole new cricketing and entertainment experience at the BLACKCAPS 1st ANZ Test against South Africa at the University of Otago Oval.

Movie Magic under the roof - The Secret Life of Pets!

Sunday March 12, 2017

The community event Movie Magic 2017 was brought to you by The Hits, Dog Rescue Dunedin, and Forsyth Barr Stadium. 

The Groundsman's Breakfast

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Learning all about the wicket bright and early this morning with our Head of Cricket at the Groundsman's Breakfast!

Alison Wonderland

Friday March 3, 2017

On March 3, Alison Wonderland took the stage under the roof with Jaguar Skills and Young Franco!

Southern United v Eastern Suburbs

Monday February 13, 2017

Eastern Suburbs beat Southern United 1-0.

The Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championships

Saturday December 3, 2016

The most prestigious drifting event in the Southern Hemisphere, the two day Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship kicked off with Round 1 at Forsyth Barr Stadium on December 2 – 3.

Kartsport Dunedin keen to put on show at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Friday December 2, 2016

Dunedin’s Kartsport contingent will be one of the key support attractions at the opening round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at Forsyth Barr Stadium. 

Bulldogs to take round 3 home match to Forsyth Barr Stadium 

Thursday November 24, 2016

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take their round three NRL Telstra Premiership clash with the New Zealand Warriors to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday March 17 (8pm kick off NZST).

Relay for Life Dunedin, 2016

Monday November 21, 2016

The inspiring community event Relay for Life took place at Forsyth Barr Stadium over the weekend. Thank you to all the amazing teams and everyone involved!

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival 2016

Saturday November 12, 2016

Having sold out prior to the event, the much anticipated Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival was back in its fourth year, delighting beer and food enthusiasts once again!

Celebrating the Good Life in Dunedin

Thursday November 10, 2016

If men are from Mars and women from Venus, the Man Cave and She Shed project at The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show illustrated the difference. The cosy and inviting She Shed, with its twinkly lights framing wide open double doors, comfy couch, mauve velvet cushions, plush carpet, pastel shades, tempting art materials and flexible space expressed what many women look for when they want some time out – quiet, tranquillity and the opportunity to do their own thing.

Dunedin Light Party 2016

Tuesday November 1, 2016

There was a lot of fun to be had at Light Party Dunedin yesterday! 

Stirling Sports Premiership R2

Sunday October 30, 2016

Southern United v Canterbury United Dragons

2016 Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final

Friday October 28, 2016

Tonight Otago and North Harbour battled it out in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final.

Win the Ultimate Fan Prize Pack for You and 3 Mates!

Wednesday September 28, 2016

We can’t wait to have the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship here under the roof, Dec 2-3! To celebrate this high-octane extravaganza, we have the ultimate giveaway to get involved in!

Red Bull Jib-Jam

Thursday September 22, 2016

The Red Bull Jib-Jam brought the action of the slopes indoors to Forsyth Barr Stadium last night!

All Blacks v Wales Test Brings $8.3m to City

Wednesday August 31, 2016

DVML is pleased to report the positive results of the Economic Impact Study for the All Blacks v Wales test match held in the city on 25 June 2016. CEO Terry Davies acknowledged the fantastic result for Dunedin. “Once again the importance of major events being held in Dunedin and the rewards they bring are evident here in this excellent result. We know that the benefits are widespread during a major event weekend and Dunedin shines no matter what the weather.”  

Big win for Otago in first home game of the season!

Friday August 26, 2016

Great game under the roof last night!

Thank you for your support in our first five years!

Monday August 8, 2016

It's hard to believe it has been five years since construction was completed and the events commenced under the roof! What an incredible five years it has been!

Forsyth Barr Stadium Marks 5th Birthday!

Friday August 5, 2016

Today, Forsyth Barr Stadium is celebrating five years since Prime Minister John Key cut the ribbon and officially opened the Stadium in 2011.

Diverse attractions underpin success of Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium

Tuesday August 2, 2016

Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium is set to add a new event in its diverse programming when it hosts the D1NZ drifters motor sport challenge in December.


Wednesday July 20, 2016

Flume kick's off his World Tour at Forsyth Barr Stadium!

New Zealand's Biggest Science Class

Thursday July 7, 2016

NZ International Science Festival Starts off with a Bang!

All Blacks v Wales Steinlager Series Test Match

Saturday June 25, 2016

What a night Dunedin!! Check out our photos of the epic scenes under the roof. Maybe you can pick yourself out of the crowd!

Forsyth Barr Stadium in prime condition for final All Blacks test

Thursday June 23, 2016

It was opened just over five years ago, but Forsyth Barr Stadium remains in top condition heading into Saturday's Test between the All Blacks and Wales.

Bringing Magic to Dunedin

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Meet the new Dunedin Venues CEO, Terry Davies

Voted №1 Stadium!

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Forsyth Barr Stadium voted number #1 on Newshub! This article ranks every NZ stadium that’s ever hosted a Super Rugby match and we’re proudly sitting in top spot as “the stadium of the future, right now.”

Gathered in Their Masses for Black Sabbath Tour

Saturday April 30, 2016

Heavy Metal legends Black Sabbath mark THE END of their Australasian tour right here at Forsyth Barr Stadium!

Nitro Circus Live 2015

Sunday February 7, 2016

Follow Gus, an 8-year-old resident of Karitane, Dunedin, on his adventure at Nitro Circus on Friday the 6th February! 

The Beautiful Game in a Beautiful Setting

Monday February 1, 2016

It’s not all rugby at the Stadium, in fact Wellington’s Phoenix football team played the Brisbane Roar under the roof shortly after opening day in August 2011, and both sides praised the playing surface and the crowd.

Movie Magic !

Saturday December 5, 2015

One Hundred and One Dalmatians under the roof!

Paradise for Craft Beer and Food Enthusiasts

Friday December 4, 2015

Entire pitch filled with food and drink stalls, entertainment, and about 5,000 very happy guests sampling the huge range of eats and beverages available.

Fleetwood Mac Sellout Show

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Legendary band Fleetwood Mac sold out their November Dunedin show in less than an hour.

Keeping Our Stadium on Guard

Monday November 2, 2015

Behind the scenes with Vinnie Johnson - The man tasked with the job of guarding Stadium events.

FIFA U20 World Cup 2015

Wednesday June 10, 2015

We’re expecting dynamic and flamboyant football at the Stadium when the FIFA U-20 World Cup hits town from 31 May to 10 June.

Learning the Tricks of the Turf

Monday November 24, 2014

A lot of work goes into keeping the turf in perfect condition for games. Kurt McLean was lucky enough to go behind the scenes for 20 days to learn all about turf management at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Regal Royal Fun Day

Sunday April 13, 2014

Warm southern welcome for royals Prince William and Princess Kate

League Enticed to Dunedin

Sunday February 23, 2014

Auckland based rugby league team the Warriors have played two games under the roof, beating fellow NRL team the Brisbane Broncos on both occasions. The first match was a pre-season trial in February 2013, the first time an NRL game was played in Dunedin, and the second one was in February 2014 when the Warriors beat the Broncos 48 – 4 and retained the Trans-Tasman Cup.

Rock and Roll Legends on Stage

Thursday April 25, 2013

Rock and Roll legends Aerosmith rocked the part-guitar, part-spaceship stage in front of a crowd of more than 20,000 under the roof last night!

Paul Simon charms Dunedin crowd

Monday April 8, 2013

Paul Simon enchanted Dunedin tonight with a two-hour performance at Forsyth Barr Stadium that reverberated through the decades. It was a free-wheeling, homeward-bound stroll down memory lane, accompanied by one of the world's great songwriters.

Horse Hooves Under the Roof

Friday February 1, 2013

Show jumping and 60s band the Hollies may sound like a strange combination but they drew the crowds to the Stadium in February 2013. Horse lovers from all over turned out to watch top horses and their riders competing for big prize money and we even managed to entice some of Australia’s best.

International Rodeo under the roof!

Saturday November 17, 2012

Not your usual sight at Forsyth Barr Stadium - Horses, stunt riders and rodeo clowns came to town for the International Rodeo.

All Blacks hold off Springboks

Monday September 17, 2012

In case the All Blacks had forgotten what real test rugby was all about, South Africa provided a timely reminder tonight in a 21-11 win to the home team.

Rocketman rocks Dunedin in spectacular show

Saturday November 26, 2011

Sir Elton John rocked and rolled Dunedin last night, in a spectacular debut international music concert at the city's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Big Night In

Saturday November 12, 2011

Three months after the Stadium opened, a free variety concert was held for the community. The event was to help celebrate the 150th birthday of the Otago Daily Times, and to thank the people of Otago for their support.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Sunday October 2, 2011

Forsyth Barr Stadium hosted four Rugby World Cup matches in 2011. The scene was lively under the roof as fans poured in to cheer on their teams!

Forsyth Barr Stadium Open for Business

Friday August 5, 2011

Forsyth Barr Stadium was officially opened this morning with a Mana Whenua dawn blessing performed by local iwi and attended by Prime Minister, John Key.

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