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                                                      WORLD CUP 2011

                                                                                               MODULE 3



At the end of this module you will have an understanding;

1. That a large number of stadiums need to be available to hold a World Cup Tournament.

2. That the stadiums are situated in many places throughout the country.

3. That they have a direct relationship to the city they are situated in.

4. They serve a number of purposes

5. They are continually in the process of change.


A large number of statdiums will be used in hosting this World Cup event. They are situated in most of the major cities throughout the country.

During the 'Pool Play' stage of the tournament each team will have one of these stadiums as its 'home base.' 

Stadiums are directly related to the city they are found in. The larger, more modern stadiums are found in larger cities, whereas smaller venues are found in smaller cities. Why is this?

Stadiums are built purposely to host special events. All of these events provide entetainment in one form or another. They not only provide seating for the spectators but they also offer a wide variety of services to those attending events, such as food, drink, toilet facitlities and corporate boxes. Of course the players participating need changing rooms, showers and perhaps a room set aside for team meetings before the game and at half time.

Stadiums are often in the process of change. They are often expanded as more seating is required, paricularly for this event  because a large number of spectators are coming to watch the games, who are travelling from other parts of the country or from overseas. Often they are named after big businesses. Why could this be?

In this study you will notice that a large number of stadiums are being modernised and enlarged especially for this event.

The stadiums being used for this major sporting event are:

West Pack Trust Stadium. (The Cake Tin)

McLean Park.


You are to work in groups of three. Your teacher will help you to place yourselves into a group. Your group is to produce a large poster the will displayed in a local shop or town library. Your poster needs to include -

  • A big heading .... "Rugby World Cup Venues" or something similar.
  • A large map of New Zealand.
  • Around the outside of the map, you need to find a picture of each stadium. How will you do that?
  • Cut out each picture, glue it to yor map and then draw or make an arrow pointing to the ctiy where that stadium is situated.
  • Research each stadium, See if you answer the following questions. Then write the answers neatly around each of the picture you have attached to your map.

                                                        - the name of the stadium

                                                       - the name of the business sponsor. (If it has one.)

                                                       - the seating capacity. How many people can watch a game there.

                                                      - see if you can find out any interesting features about each stadium. Does it have flood lights for example. Has it  been upgraded recently. Perhaps you could mention things like food stalls, or special seating arrangements.

                                                       - Name of the teams using this stadium as their home base during the tournament.


 You may need to place each student into a group of three. Perhaps they may wish to choose their own. It importnat to ensure that each group has pupils who can complete the tasks required.

You will need access to the internet during the reseach parts of this module.

A set of Atlases would be helpful. Coluring pencils, felts etc.

A tip on drawing large maps. Have the pupils tape their paper to the board. project a map onto the paper and have the pupils draw around it.