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Wellington Stadium

Project: Surface Infiltration Testing
Client: Wellington Stadium (Westpac Stadium)
Timeframe: 2014

SSDM were engaged by Wellington Stadium to carry out surface infiltration testing of the stadium sports field. The analysis formed a component of the wider Technical Consultancy services that SSDM has provided Wellington Stadium with since 2007.

The results of this testing were cross-referenced against those recorded prior to the staging of the IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 which provided  a means of indentifying whether a relationship existed between gradually increasing Organic Matter (%) Content of the top 75 mm and the rate at which surface water is able to move vertically through the rootzone. 

Measurements (mm/hr) were taken using (single) infiltration rings that were placed in 5 locations (diagonally) across the field. These locations replicated those of the previous test in 2011. Results were then contextualised against the current IRB Guidelines for Surface Infiltration of a Sand Carpet Sportsfield and an interpretation was provided by SSDM.


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