Press Release – New Zealand Government
What is a Fanzone? Fanzones are officially part of RWC 2011. They have become an integral part of large global sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games and are extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. The benefit of Fanzones, …Fact Sheet
Queens Wharf – RWC 2011 Fanzone
What is a Fanzone?
Fanzones are officially part of RWC 2011. They have become an integral part of large global sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games and are extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. The benefit of Fanzones, sometimes called live sites, is that they allow people to be part of RWC 2011 even if they do not have a ticket to matches. Queens Wharf is one of four official Fanzones in the Auckland region.
Will you need a ticket to watch a match at the Fanzone?
No. The Queens Wharf Fanzone will be open to the public free of charge and no ticket will be required.
Whereabouts on Queens Wharf will the Fanzone be?
Shed 10 on the wharf will be the heart and soul of the Fanzone for all 48 RWC 2011 matches. However, the spaces on Queens Wharf are very flexible and the Fanzone will expand into outdoor areas and into The Cloud for the Tournament’s big matches.
What days will the Fanzone be in the Cloud as well?
That is currently being finalised, but the plan is that for approximately 18 nights the Fanzone will extend outside and/or into The Cloud to allow more people to watch matches on Queens Wharf.
How many people does the Queens Wharf Fanzone hold?
Queens Wharf has a total capacity of approximately 15,000 people (that includes Shed 10, The Cloud and outdoor areas). The intention is to expand the Fanzone to include outdoor areas and The Cloud for big matches so there will be plenty of capacity.
What days will the Fanzone be open?
Queens Wharf, including Shed 10, is open every day of RWC 2011 and the Fanzone will operate on every match day. All 48 matches will be screened live.
Is there anything else to do in the Fanzone apart from watch Rugby?
The Fanzone is officially part of RWC 2011 so the focus is on Rugby. However, there will be food and beverages available, entertainment and a range of festival activities in and around the Fanzone including a host of entertainment and interactive activity from worldwide partners and sponsors.
Will the Fanzone be licensed?
Shed 10 and The Cloud will be licensed but there will be family-friendly areas where children can enjoy the atmosphere, the activities and the Rugby. Part of the wider Queens Wharf offering during RWC 2011 will include weekend and school holiday programming for families.