The finishing touches were last week made to a new 12-person mobility platform at Go Media Stadium.
The new platform comes after Auckland Stadiums recognised the need to provide more mobility access at a lower ticket price point within the grounds.
“We strive to be as accessible as possible to fans attending events and this new platform providing elevated views of the field is an important step in that journey,” says Mike Gray, director of Go Media.
“This initiative is part of our ongoing focus to improve the fan experience at Go Media Stadium. This covers a broad range of elements including new seating, investment into LED signage, and the development of Lilyworld providing fans with a venue to get together and socialize pre- and post-event.”
Go Media are the official outdoor media partner of the Warriors Community Trust, who have been working with Disability Sport Auckland to provide wheelchair rugby league.
“This now opens up opportunities for wheelchair athletes like Max to attend games affordably,” says Mr Gray.
Natasha Barber, Sports Development Manager at Disability Sport Auckland, says it was a “no brainer” to jump on the opportunity When Go Media got in touch about the new platform.
“Working towards the creation of the very first Wheelchair Rugby League programme in New Zealand history, it was important for us to partner with the Warriors Foundation, NZRL and ARL,” she says.
“Our community is made of thousands of people with mobility challenges, this is a step in the right direction.”
Lincoln Jefferson, CEO of Warriors Community Foundation, adds: “It’s great to see Auckland Stadiums and Go Media being proactive in this space. Warriors Community Foundation support disability and inclusion and inviting Max and his whanau is a great starting point.”