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Saxton Stadium


Note: Next 6 week block course for 'No More Mummy Tummy' starts on Wednesday 25th October 2017, 10.30am -11.15am. Booking essential.

Fitness Class at Saxton Field - Not orgainsed by Sport Tasman

* Boot Camp - every Monday at 6am. Strenght Training, Calesthenics, Interval Training at Saxton Stadium (The Shed) Cost $10 or $80 for 10 sessions. Enquiries and Registrations to Tim Barnes on 021 244 8277. Flyer

* Tai Chi  - every Thursday. Beginners class starts at 10am and Intermediate class starts at 11.00am in Netball Pavilion (Saxton Pavilion). 10 week course, term time only. Booking essential with Anne-Marie. More info and to register contact Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner on 545 2960 or 027 271 3323. Flyer

* Sit & Be Fit - every Monday 10 - 11am at AMI Suburbs Clubrooms, Saxton Field. Cost $5.00 per session. Contact Marnie Brown Ph 541 0015. Flyer Timetable

* Dru Yoga - every Monday 10.30am - 12.00pm at Saxton Oval Pavilion. Contact Fiona on 027 655 1223.

* Sports Massage - now available at Saxton Stadium. Morgan Moore is a massage therapist in training and offering Sports Massage at a discounted rate while she is studying. Available Friday’s from 12pm-3pm. Book your session now at the front desk with the Sport Tasman team. $25/half hr, $50/full hr.


Saxton Stadium is managed by Sport Tasman on behalf of the Nelson City Council. This is a very prestigious facility that Nelsonians will be proud of for many generations to come.

Saxton Stadium is located within the 65 hectare Saxton Field sports park development and is the main sporting facility for Nelson & Tasman. This development serves both local authority areas and is a working example of co-operation and collaboration between neighbouring Councils and sporting codes.

The stadium covers an area of 7,000m2 and incorporates the following facilities; five international sized netball courts, five basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, a separate purpose built table tennis area and Sports House - the home of Sport Tasman and many regional sporting bodies.

Directions to the Saxton Stadium

Located off Main Road Stoke at 142 Saxton Road East

  • turn right into Saxton Field
  • drive round netball courts
  • turn left just past children's play ground

Stadium Pavilion

MEETING ROOMS AVAILABLE - download brochure

You're guaranteed fantastic sunny Nelson views overlooking Saxton Field. The pavilion has twin rooms for separate functions or can be opened up into one large function room. The upstairs aspect to this facility is a unique aspect that has a large 1st floor balcony for your guests to enjoy. Also known as the Netball Pavilion.

Directions to the Stadium Pavilion

Located off Main Road Stoke at 142 Saxton Road East

  • turn right into Saxton Field
  • drive around netball courts
  • turn left just past children's playground
  • 1st floor of building overlooking the netball courts.

Email Stadium to check availability stadium@sporttasman.org.nz

Saxton Oval


This great venue guarantees fantastic views of the Saxton Field Athletics Track and Cricket Oval in sunny Nelson. The Oval is home to Athletics Nelson, Nelson Cricket and Nelson Bays Football. The facility has an amazing Lounge Suite which is perfect for all types of functions, celebrations and parties. This facility is part of the fantastic Saxton Field Complex and all areas are wheel chair friendly and are designed for easy access.

Directions to the Saxton Oval

Located off Main Road Stoke, Nelson

  • turn into Saxton Field off main road stoke (opposite the freezing works)
  • drive right after you pass the cricket oval.

Email Stadium to check availability stadium@sporttasman.org.nz


Saxton Stadium is a Way2Go Hub.

Way2Go is our Nelson Tasman Active Communities project, with the aim being to increase the physical activity levels of the community - with a focus on those who are aware they should be active but currently are not. This collaborative project which includes the DHB, PHO, Sport NZ, TRST, TDC and NCC helps to provide physical activity opportunities for the community with the aim of increasing participation levels for those less active.

Saxton Stadium’s Club Recreation programmes include ease into activity sessions, sit'n'be fit classes, gentle exercise classes and circuit and the Saxton seniors programmes are just some of the initiatives being offered.