Auckland’s Eden Park has announced plans to host a Nitro Circus event at the stadium in March 2019.

The global action sports entertainment show will head to New Zealand’s national stadium on March 9, marking the first time Auckland has welcomed the event since 2015.

The Next Level Tour will feature athletes in FMX, BMX, and skate, with brand-new ramp technology to be showcased. The show will be led by motorsports star and stunt performer Travis Pastrana.

Eden Park chief executive Nick Sautner said: “Many Aucklanders are seeking new experiences that aren’t the traditional sports and entertainment events we usually see at stadiums in our international city. Some have never attended a rugby or cricket match at Eden Park and we look forward to hosting that new demographic, as well as our core fans.”

Nitro Circus president Andy Edwards added: “Finally, we have been able to get our show into the number one stadium in New Zealand, Eden Park. We strongly believe this has the potential to be the biggest selling show in Nitro Circus New Zealand history, and hopefully we can put a Nitro stamp on a stadium that has a long and rich history of incredible sporting moments.”

A ticket pre-sale offer for the event will run from August 22 for Eden Park and Nitro Club members, with a Visa pre-sale to be available on August 23 and a My Ticketek pre-sale on August 24. General public tickets will then go on sale on August 27.

With a capacity of 50,000, Eden Park is primarily used as a cricket and rugby venue, but also hosts a range of other sports and events.

Image: Eden Park