The Pulman Arena has been designed as a six court multi-sports facility and is used by many different activities including Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Turbo Touch & Futsal; along with other community activities requiring indoor stadium facilities.
The Pulman Arena provides a facility for community use that will increase participation and access to sports activity and informal physical activities including pay as you play by Counties Manukau residents and to enable them to develop their skills and abilities and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Photo Credit: Julie Maree Photography
The facility includes;
- 6 Netball courts + 2 international courts
- 6 Basketball courts + 2 international courts
- 6 Turbo Touch courts
- 2 International courts + 3 Fustal training courts
- 12 Volleyball courts
- Dropdown curtains to divide the courts & perimeter of Arena
- Dropdown curtains around the edge of the Arena for Futsal
- 350 metre running track around perimeter of Arena (inside)
- Four team changing rooms – Stage 2
- A fitness gym
- Medical room
- 8 offices and meeting rooms,
- 350 pax conference room with high spec facilities
Community Sports Leagues
Pulman Arena is home to a number of community sports leagues and major sporting events. Each week the Arena opens its doors to the community. Regular sports leagues and competitions include Papakura Junior Basketball, Papakura Netball Centre, Super 14 and Regional Premier Netball Leagues, Collegiate Basketball and Netball, Futsal and Turbo Touch
Major events have included the Steven Adams Camp with over 400 budding young basketballers taking part. An ACC Paralympics NZ Open Day for the community to come and have a go at some sports and activities and meet some Paralympians. National training camps for the Silver Ferns, Black Ferns, Tall Ferns, Football Ferns along with many national and international Volleyball events. Pulman Arena is also home to the Robinhood Northern Stars.
Home of the Robinhood Northern Stars
The Robinhood Northern Stars play their home games at Pulman Arena each season. It is a great spectacle for the local community. For more information about the Robinhood Northern Stars click through to their website.
Photo credit: Michael Bradley
AWARD WINNING LIGHTS AT THE ARENA
Pulman Arena was recently entered into the IESANZ Lighting Awards 2017. Our lighting design company Zumtobel were winners of both Energy Efficiency and also a Commendation Design Award. The IESANZ is the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand. The event is held each year to celebrate and promote the highest quality lighting and luminaire design in New Zealand.
Some interesting features of the Arena include:
- 6105m² of internationally certified sports flooring
- Over 46,500 lineal metres of two strip European Beech
- Almost 100 ton of European Beech flooring
- 150,000 J Nails
- 45,000 shock pads
- The Arena is managed by an iPad and run on WIFI
- The roof has a series of extensive panels to allow natural daylight lighting, ensuring that the building is environmentally friendly with a minimal carbon footprint
- State of the art lighting and sound systems work with two TV recording studios