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Chrystal the Kiwi 💙
Taupo, New Zealand114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Attended an open floor concert,
Arena well set up for concerts.
Security presence was great, including being wand scanned on entry.
Toilets let the place down. Ladies toilets were leaking and had flooded not an hour into the show. Although I did get feedback from the guys the male toilets were the cleanest they had used.
Wouldn't hesitate to see another show there.
Written 26 November 2023
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sswood
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Went here to watch Hamilton musical. Not really the best venue for it as it would been better in a theatre but we had good seats so was still ok. Have been here for many concerts, works well for those.
Written 19 August 2023
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Very streamlined experience. They are clearly used to ushering in lots of people in a limited time. Be careful when booking seats, as the tiered seating is very steep - great for being able to see, but not good for people who experience vertigo. The drinks are very overpriced.
Written 3 July 2023
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Luvinspoonful
Rotorua, New Zealand719 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is a large covered stadium that can be sized to fit large audiences but there is zero comfort. The seating is rigid plastic and you do need to be comfortable being squeezed up against strangers. The main floor in front of the stage is flat but the side seats are very narrow and very steep (avoid if you experience vertigo, a fear of falling or heights).
There have been many great acts hosted here but the seating is so uncomfortable it impacts greatly on the experience.
Written 13 June 2023
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Valerie B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Spark Arena needs to get its act together and coordinate with ticketmaster. Standing in the line for Sol3 Mio with a ticket time of 7pm. Nowhere on Sparks website or the ticket is there information that states the doors open at 7pm! So the queue that started at 6pm is very disgruntled!
Written 13 October 2022
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DayTrip775508
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I went to see Chris Rock at Spark Arena, while the show was good, the organisation of the event and the management was terrible. Queues of people having to stand outside in the the rain for an hour to get in. They didn't accept digitial tickets for this event, so after having queued up in line, they announce that all tickets need to be printed out and if you didn't have a print out ticket then you would need to go to the box office counter to get your ticket printed (ridiculous in the first place in 2022 to have to do this!). Then we line up to get our ticket printed and once we get through the line, because we didn't purchase the ticket directly from ticketmaster but our tickets were ticketmaster tickets, they refused to print the ticket out. We had to leave, find a printer, print out the ticket and come back, all in the rain. The poorest organisation and treatment of people I have seen. Really unimpressed. Constant announcements to the crowd about "No phones allowed", "where to queue" etc. It should not be this complicated! Will be avoiding this venue as much as possible in future if this is how they treat people.
Written 8 August 2022
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WingerJack
Christchurch, New Zealand539 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We are first time users and travelled from Christchurch to Auckland to see "The Lion King." The show was great. The venue?

There was no space between my knees (I'm 180) and a barrier. I spent the 2.5 hours crushed between the two people on either side of me, the seating is that narrow. The plastic seating was excruciatingly uncomfortable to sit on after 30 minutes. The show as 2.5 hours. I should have enjoyed the show. Instead I spent 2 hours praying for it to finish so I could escape.

I don't care how much I want to see a show in the future. If it is at Spark Arena, I'll save myself the cost of the tickets, the airfares, the transport, the restaurants and the hotel.

And was I the only one who expressed discomfort? At half time I questioned everyone sitting nearby. They all agreed with my summation.
Written 8 July 2021
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alannevillenz
Hamilton, New Zealand190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Recently visited Spark Arena to see Van Gogh Alive.

Extremely interesting interpretation of the artist's pictures and life. Great visual displays. Well worth the visit.

Easy to find location and with good multi storey carpark nearby. Good access to SH1 and SH16,
Written 2 May 2021
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J C M L
Auckland, New Zealand106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Brilliant place to go to for a concert. With it not being a sell out there was plenty of room for dancing and the drink lines were at a minimum also. Easily accessible in the CBD with lots of parking very close by as well.
Written 7 January 2020
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Rosemary L
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was probably the best body scrub & massage I have ever had! The technician was Shika and it was truly a very relaxing experience. Will definitely return.
Written 27 November 2019
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