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The $1.5 million Palmerston North stadium, called Arena Manawatu, was opened 2 April 1981 by Prince Charles. It was designed by consulting engineers, Bill Lobell Smith and Associates. Russell Longley (pictured) was the organiser of the first event staged there, a Trades Fair. At the time it was the largest clear-span building in the country, seating 3,500 people.

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2009P_Bm80_BUI_2720
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Manawatu Sports Stadium interior, Pascal Street
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bm 80
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Coolstore

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Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Date
April 1, 1981

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Manawatu Evening Standard

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