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Auckland’s Eden Park celebrates record-breaking P!NK concerts

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P!NK has made history for Auckland’s Eden Park, becoming the first female headline artist to perform at the stadium in its 120-year history, while also smashing the attendance record across two concerts over the weekend. 

The artist welcomed over 100,000 fans across the two nights as part of her Summer Carnival Tour.

Eden Park is traditionally home to sporting events in rugby union, cricket and football, including hosting the opening game of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“The passion and excitement about P!NK coming to Eden Park during the weekend and in the days leading up to the concert was unparalleled,” said Nick Sautner, chief executive of Eden Park.

“Not only do events like P!NK’s Summer Carnival Tour, which was brought to New Zealand by Live Nation, provide an unforgettable spectacle for fans, they showcase Auckland as a vibrant city.

“Beyond the social impact, the economic benefit to our local businesses and city that comes from hosting the two P!NK concerts is expected to be substantial. From increased domestic tourism and hospitality to the jobs created for more than 2,000 people who work at each concert and the increased business opportunities, the financial benefits of hosting a global superstar like P!NK are widespread.”

P!NK’s successful concerts come after the 50,000-capacity Eden Park celebrated a record-breaking 2023, both financially and in terms of attendance.

Eden Park posted a net operating profit of NZ$8.26m (£4m/€4.7m/$5m), while also welcoming over one million guests for events.

“P!NK’s performances are fresh on the back of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, RWC 2021 (played in 2022), and the Women’s Cricket World Cup. We are a proud New Zealand icon that celebrates equality and inclusion through actions and events,” added Sautner.

“We are committed to attracting more international artists to New Zealand and building on our reputation as a world-class entertainment venue. Collaborations with iconic artists like P!NK undoubtedly contribute to our community and country. The weekend’s performances marked a milestone in the history of both P!NK and Eden Park, leaving a legacy for everyone fortunate enough to be a part of it.”

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