Whangarei's new stadium is on the short-list for an international architecture award.
The $18 million Northland Events Centre was designed by the Auckland-based firm Copeland Associates.
The stadium is one of six finalists in the sports section of the world architectural festival awards.
Other finalists include the "Melting Pot", the scene of the World Cup finals in South Africa last month.
The winner will be announced in Barcelona next month.