- June 17, 2021
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Event News, Features, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases, Videos
118 years in the making, Eden Park’s first concert made history with the biggest show in the world post-Covid. New Zealand’s National Stadium asked its neighbours, SIX60 super fans and first-time punters alike, “How does it feel like to be at the first concert at Eden Park?”. Check out what they had to say in this video…
Eden Park made history back in March, hosting its first concert and the largest live music event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. SIX60 performed to a sold-out crowd of more than 50,000 fans, with millions more tuning in around the world.
Commenting after the historic event, Eden Park Chief Executive Officer, Nick Sautner, said:
We’re thrilled with how tonight went. It’s fantastic to see so many people here to celebrate the start of a new era for New Zealand’s national stadium as a truly multipurpose venue.
Tonight’s concert was an inclusive and inviting experience for fans of all ages – from kids enjoying their first concert to grandparents who have been waiting a long time to let the music play at Eden Park.
Getting here has been a collaborative effort between our team, SIX60 and their promoters, Auckland Council and most importantly our local community. We wouldn’t be here without their support and we’re enormously grateful. Tonight has demonstrated why Eden Park is New Zealand’s venue of choice for concerts.
Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest, most accessible and well-connected stadium, with excellent transport connectivity, facilities for all demographics and proximity to urban centres where fans can stay, eat and drink.
Of course, there are always areas to improve and we’ll continue working side by side with our community to do so.
Nick Sautner, CEO, Eden Park, gave the Opening Keynote at ALSD International – Virtual and will be sharing key learnings and insights at the main event being hosted by Liverpool Football Club September 6-7.
Concerts at Eden Park provide a much-needed lift to the economy, directly benefiting businesses, which have been hard hit by the pandemic.
This goes well above and beyond even our biggest sporting fixtures in terms of driving patronage to businesses in the surrounding area.