Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium Capital Projects Update
We’re also pleased to update you on our capital projects scheduled for this summer at Auckland Hockey Stadium including the completion of the refurbishment of the old fire damaged and inoperable kitchen.
We have significant aspects of the 2021 Repairs and Maintenance Plan to be completed post the current lockdown (exact dates TBC) and through the summer period.
1. Replacement of Turf 1 Carpet
2. Replacement of Turf 1 Floodlights (dependent on external funding decisions)3. Building Strengthening work
4. Pop-up Kitchen reinstatement and refitting
5. Water Bore and Pump installation
Due to the nature of this work the LEP Building may be closed for a period of time to staff and patrons. The summer window provides the most optimal conditions for turf replacement and the building has its least intensive occupancy during this period.
We look forward to the benefit these projects will provide all stakeholders, with a new playing surface for 2022, strengthened building, upgraded pop-up kitchen and with the water bore providing much less reliance on mains water and a near self-sustainable solution for turf watering.
Temporary fencing may prohibit access to the Building and temporary toilets and a pop up bar/cafe will be in use at the cricket ground end of the stadium. LEP Turf 2 and it’s dugouts will be operational during this time for summer hockey programmes.
We would like to acknowledge the support of Auckland Council and Watercare for the Water Bore project, as well as the generous support of Pub Charity for the Pop-up Kitchen reinstatement project.
While it is acknowledged stakeholders will be inconvenienced, such capital repairs and improvements are absolutely necessary in providing an up to date, functional and sustainable facility for Auckland Hockey and our community to enjoy.
Thank you, stay safe and we look forward to seeing smiling faces around Auckland Hockey turfs soon.
The team at Auckland Hockey