Eden Park Stadium ? New Zealand’s Premier Sporting Venue
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New Zealand is known for its enthusiasm when it comes to sports, especially in the fields of cricket and rugby. Therefore it is no surprise that their parks and stadiums are among the largest. Eden Park is one such place and is the biggest in the entire country. Rich in social and sporting history, it boasts of an international profile that is matched by none other. The sports ground was initially only a swamp. But by the year 1914, city planners took the grounds in hand to drain and turn the massive space into dual oval grounds. The park soon turned into a home base for cricket as well as rugby by the years 1910 and 1925 respectively.
With a seating capacity that can hold close to 50,000 enthusiastic sporting fans it’s no surprise that this park is the premier sporting venue in the country. Apart from hosting regular cricket as well as rugby matches, the park also plays hosts to the ITM Cup, Bledisoe Cup and the Super 14 Games. They have also garnered the prestige of hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup as well as being one of the co-hosts of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. And by the time these events roll around the trustees of the park will renovate it so that the seating capacity will increase to over 60,000.
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