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Emirates Team NZ AC36 Base is fast tracked

Emirates Team New Zealand are preparing to move into a new team base from their current home contained in a former fuel depot building.

The new base will be just a few hundred metres away from what will become the hub of the 2021 America’s Cup at the Viaduct Events Centre.

Already ETNZ staff led by Base Manager Andy Nottage and key external stakeholders are underway producing working drawings and concept planning of how to turn the Viaduct Events Centre from a function centre into a functioning America’s Cup team base.

Along with significant hospitality facilities, a central philosophy of the team is to have a large part of the new base as inclusive to the public as an America’s Cup team can possibly be.

Albeit with a few heavily guarded doors to protect the design and build innovation that will hopefully see a successful defence of the America’s Cup and ongoing benefit to Auckland and New Zealand for many years to come.

The concept is to have a highly technical interactive space that supporters can get a first hand feel for the technology, the materials and the innovation Emirates Team New Zealand uses on a day to day basis.

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