Kia Toa face season at the Arena as Bill Brown Park changing rooms get upgraded
Kia Toa may have to wait until the final games of the season before they play a Manawatu club rugby game on their home turf.
Work has started on the Palmerston North City Council-owned changing rooms and community hall at Bill Brown Park, which has seen the team's matches been played on the Arena backfields.
It was hoped the project would be finished by the end of April, but delays now mean they are targeting the end of June.
That means aside from playoffs, Kia Toa's final regular season match against Feilding Old Boys-Oroua could be their sole appearance at Bill Brown Park.
So far, Kia Toa have already hosted two matches at the Arena, winning both, against Feilding and Freyberg.
The team continues to train at Bill Brown Park.
The rear of the facility will see the biggest change.
The old changing sheds had just two rooms, with the larger one able to be separated to cater more teams.
Architect Kooi Tan said the $800,000 project will see eight separate changing rooms installed at the grounds.
There will also be accessible public toilets built near the car park.
As part of the improvements, the connected community hall will also have upgraded meeting rooms and an exterior deck.