Today, the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Dr Megan Woods, has announced the outcome of the Metro Sports Facility (MSF) review and has confirmed that the business case for the city’s new stadium will be fast-tracked.

The design of the MSF facility has been revised to save costs both operationally and for taxpayers/ratepayers long-term without compromising on its functionality. Through the revised design, savings of more than $50 million have been made by reducing unnecessary cosmetic design features. It will still have nine indoor courts (including show court and seating) and a 10-lane, 50-metre pool, a fitness centre and other indoor studios.

The revised design has the support of key sporting codes, local developers and businesses.

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