Sir John Guise Stadium, Papua New Guinea

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The redevelopment of Sir John Guise Stadium saw the existing facility upgraded to meet IAAF standards for international track and field competitions. The spectator capacity was increased to 15,000 with a full upgrade and addition to the existing grand stand, and new permanent seating placed around the track with toilets for spectators. The running track and field events equipment was replaced to provide a new surface, and a warm up track and field area were installed to meet the IAAF International Athletics Federation requirements.

The grassed infield of the track was upgraded to provide an international standard turf surface suitable for football, rugby or rugby league, and the lighting towers refurbished to provide lighting levels required for night time competition or games on the infield.

The main grandstand had the interior refurbished to provide spaces required by athletes and officials as well as corporate and VIP hospitality spaces.

A new International hockey facility, built close to the stadium with an artificial surface and lighting, provides a great new sporting facility for use long after the games.

The Stadium was used as the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pacific Games, and provides an enduring facility for athletics, football, rugby and rugby league at all levels from training and age group competitions to international matches.


Client Venue Infrastructure & Equipment Committee PNG 2015 Pacific Games

Location John Guise Drive
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

Completion date June 2015



01 Sir John Guise Main Entry

Stadium Main Entrance

02 Sir John Guise Main Stand

West Stand

03 Sir John Guise Track and West Stand Extension

Track and West Stand Extension

04 Sir John Guise Track and East Stand

Track and East Stand

05 Sir John Guise West Stand and Second Entry

West Stand and Second Entry

06 Sir John Guise Entry

Entrance Interior

07 Sir John Guise Reception


08 Sir John Guise Corporate Box

Corporate Box, West Stand

09 Sir John Guise Change Rooms

Change Room

10 Sir John Guise Aerial View

Aerial View

Manuel Diaz2
The Redevelopment of the Sir John Guise Stadium will consolidate its position as an athletics and cultural venue of international significance.
The upgraded facilities will provide the framework required for the hosting of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 Pacific Games and the continued attraction of international and local events.
Manuel Diaz
Associate Director
03 Sir John Stadium Pacific Games 2015

Proposed approach to Stadium

07 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015

Proposed Stadium

02 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015

Second entry to Stadium

01 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015

Proposed Stadium View

08 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015

BIM Model

10 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015

Services Model

04 Sir John Guise Entrance

Proposed Entrance and Reception

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