Sandfords Event Centre

Sandfords Event Centre

The Sandfords Event Centre is a multi-purpose sports, recreation and function centre based in Tasman St, Opunake.

The Stadium is able to host basketball, netball, and volleyball with the indoor court being of international standard with flooring, second clock and scoreboard and the ability to seat over 300 guests. The Centre also boasts 3 squash courts, 3 tennis courts, a gymnasium and 8 changing rooms for field events. The Centre is one of the Surf Highway’s largest Function Facilities. 


The facility presently consists of:

  • An international standard indoor stadium catering for basketball and netball with a 300 person viewing gallery
  • 2 meeting rooms,
  • 1 large conference room
  • 3 squash courts with a three tiered viewing area
  • A work–out gym
  • 8 changing rooms that service the sports fields
  • A sports lounge
  • A main lounge with restaurant & bar.

Function Packages

The “Green Line Tractor hub” is the Center’s catering facility which caters for sports events and private functions. The venue has the capacity to seat 150 people or 300 standing, along with a dance floor and Big Screen Sky TV.

The Stevenson Sports Lounge with adjacent bar hosts the local Darts Association. It is a comfortable Lounge bar facing the out to the Field making it a great indoor/ outdoor event venue.

The Conference and Meeting rooms make a private and quiet venue for company meetings or training sessions. The conference room has a small kitchenette for ease of self catering.

Catering can be tailored to your requirements and budgets

Facility Hireage

($200 deposit for events over 100 people)

Main Lounge$200 per day
Sports Lounge$15.00 per hour or $100.00 per day
Meeting/Conference$10.00 per hour or $50.00 per day
Administration Clubs Free
Basketball Court$30 per hour or $200 per day (9am – 5pm)
Tennis Courts$5pp
Gym$5pp session
Squash Courts$5pp session


For all enquiries about the Sandfords Event Centre please call (06) 761 7534 or email Alternatively check out the web site