'The Cauldron' or 'The Shark Cage'
|Former names||Stadium Southland|
|Location||Invercargill, New Zealand|
|Capacity||4,019 (rebuilt facility)|
| Southern Sting (National Bank Cup) (2000–2007)|
Southern Steel (ANZ Premiership) (2008–present)
Southland Sharks (2010–present)
ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill, New Zealand is a multi-purpose venue, capable of conducting a wide range of events from large scale concerts to sporting events and exhibitions. Incorporating the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, the stadium complex has hosted a range of national and international events – sporting, recreational, cultural, arts, corporate and even equestrian.
The original stadium was completed in May 2000 but in September 2010, a heavy snowfall caused the main stadium roof to collapse, causing substantial structural damage to the complex.  A replacement stadium opened in February 2014 with a capacity of 4019, and retractable seating.  The stadium also has eleven other community basketball, netball and volleyball courts, four Rebound Ace tennis courts, four squash courts and several corporate lounges.
The stadium is home for the Southern Steel netball team in the ANZ Championship, and formerly the championship-winning Southern Sting in the now defunct National Bank Cup netball league. In 2010 the stadium made room for another franchise, the Zero Fees Southland Sharks in the New Zealand National Basketball League.[ citation needed ]
The SIT Zero Fees Velodrome was the first indoor velodrome in New Zealand.   The $11,000,000 building can hold 1,050 people.[ citation needed ]
On 18 September 2010, the roof on the stadium collapsed following a heavy snowfall.  The cost of repairs was expected to run into millions of dollars,  with events as far as two years in the future needing to be cancelled. 
In December 2010 a Stadium Review Committee found that the roof collapse was due to inadequate workmanship, low building code requirements and unusually heavy snow fall,  and on 11 May 2012, the Department of Building and Housing released a report citing construction defects and deficiencies in steel fabrication and welding as contributing factors to the collapse. The report was also referred to the New Zealand Police to investigate. 
The stadium reopened in February 2014 under the new name ILT Stadium Southland. 
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. The city lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, including Fiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island and the Catlins coastal region.
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is one of New Zealand’s largest institutes of technology, with 13,758 students in 2017 for a total of 4,922 EFTs.
Sir Timothy Richard Shadbolt is a New Zealand politician. He is the Mayor of Invercargill and was previously Mayor of Waitemata City.
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The Southern Steel are a New Zealand netball team based in Invercargill that compete in the ANZ Premiership. The franchise was formed as an amalgamation of two teams from the National Bank Cup: the Dunedin-based Otago Rebels and the Invercargill-based Southern Sting. After the National Bank Cup was retired in 2007, the newly formed Steel joined four other New Zealand franchises in the new ANZ Championship, representing the New Zealand regions of Otago and Southland. The ANZ Championship ran from 2008 to 2016, after which the Steel joined five other New Zealand teams in the new ANZ Premiership.
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The Southland Sharks are a New Zealand basketball team based in Invercargill. The Sharks compete in the National Basketball League (NBL) and play their home games at Stadium Southland. For sponsorship reasons, they are known as the SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks.
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Cycling Southland is a cycling club based at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill, New Zealand. It manages all Southland road and track cycling activities at Club and Centre level along with responsibility for delivering events like the SBS Bank Tour of Southland and major national and international track cycling events including Oceania and New Zealand Elite and Age Group Track Cycling Championships.
The Southern Steel are a New Zealand netball team based in Invercargill that compete in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship. The franchise was formed as an amalgamation of two teams from the National Bank Cup, the Dunedin-based Otago Rebels and the Invercargill-based Southern Sting. After the National Bank Cup was retired in 2007, the newly formed Steel joined four other New Zealand franchises in the new ANZ Championship, representing the New Zealand regions of Otago and Southland.
Natasha Hansen is a New Zealand track cyclist who has represented her country at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Turnbull Thomson Park is a public park located in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand. It is within the region of Southland Plains, covered with grass on low flatland with some trees around the large open space. The park is mainly used for sports and recreation purposes. As a natural reserve, it also has unique environmental and scenic value to the city.
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Southland are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Invercargill, New Zealand. Established in 1976, they play in the National Provincial Championship. They play their home games at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill in the Southland region. The team is affiliated with the Highlanders Super Rugby franchise. Their home playing colours are maroon and gold.
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