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Seddon Park, Hamilton

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Seddon Park is a cricket ground in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is the fourth-largest cricket ground in the country, and is renowned for its village green setting, affording a picnic atmosphere for spectators.Opened in 1950, Seddon Park was named after Richard Seddon, the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand. Due to sponsorship from Trust Bank and subsequently Westpac, the ground was known as Trust Bank Park from 1990 to 1997, as WestpacTrust Park from 1997 to 2003, and as Westpac Park from 2003 to 2006. It reverted to its original name in 2006, when Westpac decided to end its sponsorship of a number of sporting events and grounds in New Zealand.GroundSeddon Park is a round, well-grassed ground with a centre block of nine pitches, running approximately north to south. These pitches are usually very good for batting. There is an embankment going around three-quarters of the perimeter, with a tall hedgerow outside this embankment.In addition to cricket, Seddon Park has been used for rugby union, rugby league and hockey matches. It therefore has a flexible stadium environment that can be modified accordingly.Usage and StatisticsSeddon Park has been used for first-class cricket since the 1956-57 season, coinciding with the formation of the Northern Districts Cricket Association.
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  • This is a tiny venue with a really nice atmosphere . Not a lot of food or cover if it is hot. Easy access. Small town feeling. 
  • The ground offers great viewing on the surrounding grassy banks or from the well positioned sure to have lots of sunscreen,hat,and water if sitting on the grass area as there is little n...  read more »
  • Been a while since we had been to Seddon park. The park seems updated, more tidy, more lighting and folk well behaved though still fun. 
  • One of the best cricket test match venues in NZ. Easy acess. Not a large seating area but great views.
  • Seddon Park has to rank as one of NZ's finest test match cricket venues alongside the Basin Reserve in Hamilton. Plenty of good times are to be had on the grassy embankments when the cricket is one with corporate hospitality available during major international fixtures. Also the home of the Northern Districts Cricket Association.
  • I went to the Ireland vs India match in ICC cricket world cup 2015. I think this stadium can fit 12000 and there was around 10,000 in attendance. The atmosphere was fantastic. The fans make that but the stadium helps. It's mostly grass bank where you can sit down and relax. I roamed around throughout the day getting different spots to experience the game and crowd. Give me a near full small stadium like this over 1/4 full much bigger stadium.
  • Nice small ground, with a wonderful embankment, and good for friends and family to have a good time while watching the cricket
  • what a great place for cricket nice atmosphere.....close to cbd
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