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The South Waikato Sport and Events Centre is a multi-purpose facility that has the capacity to satisfy a wide variety of business meetings, sports events and private functions.
The facility is situated in the expansive Tokoroa Memorial Sportsground, taking full advantage of the open view through to forest and park grounds. The facilities include: a two-court arena, four-team changing rooms, two function rooms, kitchen and informal mix-and-mingle spaces.
Situated in the heart of the North Island, Tokoroa is close to Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo and Rotorua, making it the perfect venue for you to escape from the city and experience the local hospitality.
The South Waikato Sport and Events Centre has been discussed in this community for over 20 years. In 2008 Council committed considerable funding to the project from its Development Fund and some three years from there, the project was given the go ahead by Council. The project sold itself to major funders and we are grateful to Lotteries ($750,000), Trust Waikato ($500,000) and The Lion Foundation ($300,000) for their support and financial commitment.
Should you not find quite what you are looking for below, we are more than happy to tailor a package to suit your individual needs for multiple rooms/courts, days or activities. We will work with you to provide examples of possible setups of the venue and do our best to customise the setup to meet your requirements. Chairs and tables are available and are included in the hireage fees. In some cases, additional fees may apply. Please refer to the Fees and Charges section of our website.
The facility office hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm. Event bookings can be made between 7am and mid-night, 7 days a week. To make a booking, book online here, phone us on 07 8851059 during office hours, or use the email link at the top of this page.
The arena is a versatile space that can be used for sports games such as volleyball, futsal, basketball or badminton - but can also be hired for larger conferences, dinners, concerts and other functions. In these cases, the entire arena floor can be carpeted for the event.
Cabaret seating layout - 860 persons
Theatre seating layout - 1,920 persons
Maximum capacity - 1,050 persons
Floor area - 1,500m2
Please note that the above capacities are guidelines only, with adequate plans in place we are able to increase maximum capacities. Please contact the Centre Manager for more information. With onsite parking for 122, the centre has the capacity to accommodate a variety of function and events – with friendly staff that are willing to go the extra mile.
The Rotary Room is almost twice as big as the Lions Room. Perfect for any private or public functions with access to an overhead projector, sound system and kitchenette.
Cabaret seating layout - 110 persons
Theatre seating layout - 238 persons
Maximum capacity - 245 persons
Floor area - 189m2
The Lions Room is the smaller of the two rooms and is perfect for small meetings, presentations or as a breakout room. With an overhead projector, sound system and heating, you will feel comfortable no matter how you use it.
Cabaret seating layout - 60 persons
Theatre seating layout - 91 persons
Maximum capacity - 85m2
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