History has shown that hosting major events in Auckland provides positive and catalytic regeneration. 

Auckland has demonstrated success in hosting world-class, major international sporting events which generate substantial benefits for our region and the country as a whole. Past events, including Rugby World Cup 2011, previous America's Cup events and Volvo Ocean Race stopovers, have created a legacy that includes an upgraded Eden Park with a new transport hub and the redevelopment of the Viaduct Harbour and Queen's Wharf.

Similarly, the benefits of the 36th America's Cup will be realised not only in the direct return on investment (ROI) from funding the events, the jobs created or revenue generated, but in the legacy for the region. Major events in 2021, including the 36th America's Cup and APEC 2021 Leaders' Week, have set a deadline for some of the projects planned for the city and waterfront, and prompted the development of new infrastructure. 

The 36th America's Cup programme partners aim to ensure that:

  • The event accelerates the sustainable transformation of our communities, our water and our land. 
  • The 36th America's Cup creates shared economic and wider benefits through connection, innovation and trade. 
  • Every New Zealander has the opportunity to participate in and celebrate the 36th America’s Cup.
  • The rich cultural and voyaging stories of Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa are shared and valued.