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Seddon Park, Hamilton

Seddon Park is a Cricket Stadium in Hamilton, 4th largest city in New Zealand and is renowned for its "village green" setting, affording a picnic atmosphere for spectators. It is the second largest proper Cricket Ground in New Zealand. The Stadium was named after the former New Zealand Prime Minister Richard John (King Dick) Seddon. It has also been known as Trust Bank Park, WestpacTrust Park and Westpac Park. In 2006, Westpak Trust Bank NZ decided to end its sponsorship of a number of different sporting events and grounds in New Zealand and the stadium has reverted back to its original name of Seddon Park starting in the 2006/2007 season.

Seddon Park is round. Originally outfitted for cricket, Seddon park is a well-grassed stadium with a centre block of 9 pitches, running approximately North/South. These are usually very good batting tracks. There is an embankment going around three-quarters of the perimeter and, outside this embankment is a tall hedgerow. On the side of the oval opposite the pavilion (the south-eastern side) is the semaphore-style scoreboard which shows all the names of the players in each team all the time etc. Seddon Park has a flexible stadium environment that can be modified to fit-for-purpose. The ground has been used for hockey, rugby and rugby league matches during the off-season and concerts on several occasions. Providing the weather is fine it has a hard outfield. However as the majority of the ground is in the open the drainage is not as effective compared to other grounds, so it relies on good weather for a full match.

Seddon Park has a spectator capacity of 11,500, the external perimeter provides 360 degree viewing. The contoured grassy banks are popular with the fans providing an intimate atmosphere for all forms of cricket.

Craig McMillian brings up the fastest NZ ODI hundred at Seddon Park

Contact details

Private Bag 3010


New Zealand

Phone 07 958 5802

Mobile 021 478 340

Fax 07 958 5815

Official website

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