30 Jun 2012

Westpac Stadium to get $29m makeover

9:00 am on 30 June 2012

The group behind the makeover of Westpac Stadium in Wellington says it will not increase the number of events held at the venue.

The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust will invest $29 million on the facility over the next six years.

The upgrade includes two extra changing rooms, a covered entrance area, mezzanine bars and revamping part of the concourse.

Plans for a roof and indoor concert area have been ruled out due to costs. A roof is estimated to cost $80 million.

Trust chairman Paul Collins recognises the importance of having a covered stadium, but says the plans should improve the overall customer experience.