Eden Park

Eden Park is New Zealand's largest sports stadium.[6] Located in central Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, it is three kilometres southwest of the CBD, on the boundary between the suburbs of Mount Eden and Kingsland. Although used primarily for rugby union in winter and cricket in summer, it has hosted rugby league and association football matches. In 2011 it hosted pool games, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final of 2011 Rugby World Cup. In doing so it became the first stadium in the world to host two Rugby World Cup Finals, having held the inaugural final in 1987.[7] It was a venue for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.[8]

Eden Park
Eden Park in December 2012
Former namesCoopers Catch Park
(October 12–18, 2020)[1]
LocationKingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates36°52′30″S 174°44′41″E
OwnerEden Park Trust Board
OperatorEden Park Trust Board
Capacity50,000 (Rugby union and league - with standard seating)[2][3]

60,000 (Rugby union and league - with temporary seating)[4]

42,000 (Cricket)[5]
Record attendance61,240 (New Zealand vs South Africa, 1 September 1956)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1900; 122 years ago (1900)
ArchitectHOK Sports, now Populous (reconstruction)
Tenants
Blues (1996–present)
Auckland Rugby (1913–present)
Auckland Cricket (1903–present)
New Zealand Warriors (season openers) (2011–2014)
NRL Auckland Nines (2014–2017)
Ground information
End names
Broadcasting End
Terraces End
International information
First Test14–17 February 1930:
 New Zealand v  England
Last Test22–26 March 2018:
 New Zealand v  England
First ODI22 February 1976:
 New Zealand v  India
Last ODI8 February 2020:
 New Zealand v  India
First T20I17 February 2005:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Last T20I1 April 2021:
 New Zealand v  Bangladesh
First women's Test26–29 March 1949:
 New Zealand v  England
Last women's Test27–29 December 1957:
 New Zealand v  England
First WODI20 January 1988:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Last WODI17 February 2000:
 New Zealand v  England
First WT20I22 February 2012:
 New Zealand v  England
Last WT20I1 April 2021:
 New Zealand v  Australia
As of 1 April 2021
Source: Cricinfo

Eden Park is considered one of rugby union's most difficult assignments for visiting sides. New Zealand's national rugby union team, the All Blacks, have been unbeaten at this venue in 46 consecutive test matches stretching back to 1994.[9] Eden Park is the site of the 2021 Te Matatini.[10] It will also be the site for the 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup, the final of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup and the opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.


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