Christchurch’s new sports and events arena could cost $496 million and feature a fixed roof and a retractable playing field.

The Christchurch Stadium Trust has completed its pre-feasibility study and recommended a 25,000-seat “multi-use arena”.

The trust explored options for a partially-open roof or a see-though roof like on Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, but recommended a solid steel roof.

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Christchurch’s proposed multi-use arena will have a steel roof and a retractable turf.