Soon tourists and locals alike will be able to tower above the field of dreams with the Sky Sport Rooftop Tour and Zipline at Eden Park.
Tours and Zipline will open to the public for a bird's eye view of one of the most hallowed grounds in sport.
Launching in the coming months, the Sky Sport Rooftop tour and Zipline will offer all thrills and no spills at New Zealand’s national stadium. Sky Sport has the carabiners out in force as the headline sponsor of the Rooftop Tour and Zipline at Eden Park.
The historic ground has seen two hard-won Rugby World Cup victories and many nail-biter test matches featuring the BLACKCAPS. Now punters get to swallow their butterflies, strap on a safety harness and walk or fly high above the turf with the wind in their hair.
“Sky delivers sporting thrills and spills 24/7,” said Sky director of marketing Steve Bayliss, “but being able to add a whole other layer of live excitement for sports fans with the Sky Sport Rooftop Tour and Zipline at ‘the Fortress’, was an opportunity we just couldn’t let slide.”
Eden Park said the permanent tourism attraction will provide yet another reason to visit New Zealand’s national stadium for a unique experience.
“Eden Park is a community asset that is home to 117 years of history and endless unforgettable memories. The Sky Sport Rooftop Tour and Zipline will be a popular addition to the stadium’s experiences and illustrates the versatility of our product. We are looking forward to working with Sky to showcase the view of Tāmaki Makaurau from this rare vantage point high above the hallowed turf,” said Eden Park Chief Executive Officer Nick Sautner.
Fans will be able to book access to the Rooftop Tour and Zipline in the next few weeks and there will be plenty of exclusive Sky Sport offers on the cards leading into the opening, including the chance for some sports lovers to make the ultimate gesture this Valentine's Day.
"We know there are couples out there who make a pilgrimage to every All Blacks or BLACKCAPS match, and we'd love to be able to give something back. If there's someone out there who wants to go large with a special question on February 14, we're keen to help them make it pretty special - with a sky-high kind of feeling. Enter at http://sky.co.nz/rooftopvalentines before February 10, with some details and we'll see what we can do," said Bayliss.
“If you want a bird’s-eye view of Eden Park just like our Sky Sport sky high cameras, then go ahead, book it," says Bayliss. "And if you want to make the BIGGEST move on the day of love, we suggest you rattle your dags."