You Know RWC Is Over When…


Eden Park’s temporary stands are being dismantled and packed into containers for use in the London Olympics next year.

OLYMPIC BOUND: Eden Park's temporary RWC seating being shipped to London

EDEN PARK: Temporary stands are being dismantled

And over the road, Kingsland’s old shelters are being dismantled now that the RWC is over and regular commuters and future Eden Park patrons can use the $2.1m shelters built for the RWC.

KINGSLAND: Train station shelters dismantled

Eden Park’s 10,000 temporary seats enabled the Park to cater for 60,000 people.

The next big game at Eden Park is football - of the soccer kind. Phoenix play Adelaide United on November 19.

It’s still hard to believe the new canvas canopies for Kingsland added $2.1m to the RWC bill but they’re certainly nice to have.

Kingsland canopies: Put up her in July for the RWC at cost of $2.1m

I hope the original shelters being dismantled today go to a good home. Any suggestions of where they are on the Auckland rail network they’re most needed?




  1. Matt L says:

    The temporary stands might have more success at the Olympics than some of our athletes ;-)

    I suspect that the old shelters, or at least parts of them, will be reused based on the way they they seem to have been carefully dismantled. Also don’t forget the plan was to replace the old ones with more those new ones, hopefully covering even more of the platforms.

  2. George D says:

    Why are they dismantling shelters? The provision for shelter in Auckland’s wet climate is abysmal. Walking through the rain is a good part of the reason people use cars instead.

    Instead of shelters in the middle, we have shelters at either end. I know there will still be some, but it’s symbolic that instead of keeping what’s good, they’re stepping it back down again.

  3. Andrew J says:

    @ George D, they are replacing them with more of the type that was fitted before the RWC, so the gap will only be temporary…

  4. Simon B says:

    Farewell RWC….it was good to have you here.

  5. Ben says:


    Sorry, AKT asked where to place the taken down shelters and the dunger called Otahuhu station - home of all Southern and Eastern Linet transfers is the one station that could do with some “new” shelters. :D

    In the mean time… ;)

  6. Finn says:

    Yeah, shame about the RWC being over. But thats stupid dismantling the shelters!

  7. Matt L says:

    Finn - They are getting replaced with some in the same style as the new ones.

  8. ingolfson says:

    For another $2.1 million??? Or was that high cost actually for both the new shelter project stages?

  9. Anthony says:

    Oh God, if it is another 2.1 million then im gonna, well…..I don’t know WHAT i’d do……-_-’

  10. Matt L says:

    ingolfson - I suspect that the $2.1m was for both stages of the project. It would be a nice surprise if the new shelters covered even more of the platform than the old ones did..


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