Robin enjoyed a boys night out last night at the Westpac Stadium with his workmates. Due to its shape, it is colloquially known as The Cake Tin. It was built in 1999 on reclaimed railway land which was surplace to requirement, and is handily located just a short walk away from the Wellington Railway Station. The stadium's bowl site size is 48,000 sq m., and offers 31,000 public seats, and 64 corporate boxes for those with business connections.
The Westpac Stadium
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
To discourage thousands of people driving into the city when the big games are on, the Railways offer a special low cost “Stadium Connection” return ticket. This saves the commuters looking for those elusive car parks and makes travelling in and out of Wellington a breeze. Robin took the train in and met up with his colleagues to watch the Super 14 game with the home team, the Hurricanes, playing the Waikato team, the Chiefs. The home side trailed for most of the game, but a last minute try gave the Hurricanes the winning score of 33 to 27 and importantly the bonus point (4 or more tries were scored) which keeps their final hopes alive. Honour intact, the local fans happily ambled out of the stadium, along to the station and boarded the homeward bound trains. No doubt they were reliving the game amongst themselves all the way home.
Go The Hurricanes!