New Name For Canterbury Arena

Christchurch’s biggest indoor venue, the 8,888-capacity , is now Horncastle Arena. Home-building firm Horncastle Homes obtained naming rights for five years from owner Vbase for an undisclosed sum. 
In Christchurch, New Zealand. 

CBS relinquished its rights following its merger with Heartland Bank. “The values of Horncastle Homes are a perfect fit with Vbase’s long-term goals and vision for the arena,” said Vbase general manager Darren Burden.

It is the third name change for the venue, which draws 250,000 to 100 events each year. Former names include WestpacTrust Centre, Westpac Arena, and most recently CBS Canterbury Arena.

Upcoming events include Bob Dylan, the Dire Straits Experience, Disney On Ice and basketball team the SkyCity Breakers.