Stadium Southland is an international sports complex in Invercargill, New Zealand. The stadium was completed in May 2000. The main SBS Sports Arena in the stadium has a (rebuilt) capacity of 4,500, with retractable seating. The stadium also has eleven other community basketball, netball and volleyball courts, four rebound Ace tennis courts, four squash courts and several business rooms.
In September 2010, a heavy snowfall caused the main stadium roof to collapse, causing substantial structural damage to the complex. The cause was found to be a lack of roof strength and design but complied with building standards of the day. Nevertheless the insurance company that covered the facility issued writs in 2011 to the Invercargill City Council to recover the estimated $6 million in payouts. A new safer roof design and a larger capacity stadium rebuild is near completion. It is expected to be ready in time for the 2013 sports season, for the Southern Steel and Southland Sharks. A temporary facility has been set up in the adjoining Invercargill ILT Velodrome, which was unharmed and hosted the Steel and the Sharks for the 2011/12 seasons.
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