A safety first approach is behind the decision to make Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth unavailable as the Mitre 10 Cup home base for the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in 2018.
The stadium owner, the Taranaki Stadium Trust, says geotechnical testing on the stadium’s West Stand showed the ground stability of the bank beneath it was a significant earthquake risk. Reports into the West Stand were commissioned after a November report found the stadium’s East Stand was earthquake prone.
We apologise to our hirers, the players and the fans who will be inconvenienced. We've offered support to all our partners, while the stadium owners Taranaki Stadium Trust are continuing to look at the next steps for Yarrow Stadium. We will keep you posted!