The end of the Carisbrook era is a step closer today as the ground's floodlights began being taken down.
The four forty-eight metre towers are being lowered this week in preparation for transport to their new home in Christchurch.
The lights are to illuminate Rugby League Park, which is to be the home of the Crusaders Super Rugby side next season.
The towers will be disconnected and progressively dismantled before being transported in sections to Christchurch.
The towers are currently owned by Delta and are being sold to the Christchurch City Council.