Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014
Local home-building company Horncastle Homes has secured naming rights
to Christchurch’s biggest indoor arena and will work with Vbase to promote
Following the signing of a five-year agreement between Horncastle Homes
and Vbase, the former CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington has been
renamed Horncastle Arena.
The name change marks the start of a new alliance between the two
Christchurch companies that promises to bring great benefits to the city, the
community, and the Canterbury region.
“The values of Horncastle Homes are a perfect fit with Vbase’s long-term
goals and vision for the arena,” says Vbase general manager Darren Burden.
“Like Vbase, Horncastle Homes is a company with a focus on the local
community and its people.
“The arena has always been a venue for local sporting, charitable and
cultural organisations too, and our partnership with Horncastle Homes will
help foster this.
“We see Horncastle as more than a naming rights sponsor. Together we are
launching a relationship that will see the arena reach its full potential,’’ says
“It’s about growing and developing the facility for future generations, and
attracting even more great events that bring further economic, social and
The Horncastle Arena is Christchurch’s largest purpose-built indoor sports and
entertainment venue. More than 250,000 people attend around 100 events
there every year.
“Cantabrians flock to the venue for world-class concerts and exhibitions, and
many of the world’s leading artists and sports teams have played here,
attracting fans from throughout the country. It is fitting this important
Canterbury ‘home’ is named after a well-recognised home building
company, Horncastle Homes,” Mr Burden says.
Horncastle Arena has 4,000 square metres of flat floor space and a concert seating capacity of almost 9,000 that can be configured to suit smaller audiences when required. The 18 corporate suites are used for smaller day meetings and corporate hospitality at ticketed events.
Some of the upcoming events at Horncastle Arena include a major Disney on
Ice production, followed by Bob Dylan and his band, the SkyCity Breakers
and the Dire Straits Experience.