I love how versatile this venue is - I've been here for concerts, parties, comedy shows and sporting events! It's also very close to some great restaurants so you can grab a bite before the show starts.
Foo Fighters concert was epic here, the stadium is a great venue and the food part is excellent - there is heaps to choose from. I really liked the long line of loos ... there was always an empty stall.
Very good venue. I went with my boyfriend to see Mckle More and it is very well located in downtown Auckland. Very easy to get buy but a bit of a hassle if we have to park. The staff is well trained and security was great.
Saw Shapeshifter play here. Great venue for a gig, very professional outfit and on par with concert venues around the world. OK there is some queueing for the bar but that's expected at any busy gig. Very easy access from Britomart train, several parking buildings nearby, great that Auckland has a venue thats so convenient to get to.
Came here to see Motley Crue and left disappointed. The queues for the bar were very long and not moving quickly at all, which is confusing given that this venue must be used to capacity crowds and everyone wanting food and drink before the event starts. Was in the standing section and felt that too many tickets had been sold for this event as was impossible to find space anywhere (unlike at other gigs I have been to).
Love attending events at Vector Arena - never been disappointed with seating / views, and I've attended a whole lot of concerts here (and even a sit down corporate dinner). Easy to get to, always professionally run, and a great multi-purpose venue.
Only downside is the cost of food items at the venue, which are (I feel) overpriced. That said, its a captive audience - and you can buy food at many places en-route to the venue, so you don't have to pay for this convenience. Note that drinks are sold in plastic cups (not glasses) - but you CAN take them in to concerts etc as a result.
Not many buses service this venue, but Britomart is a 10 minute walk away and there are buses available within a couple of minutes walk that can connect you to there. Plenty of cabs hover near the venue at concert closing times.