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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  • July 8, 2017
    Seddon Park, is Hamilton's only cricket playing ground. The ground is located close to the center of Hamilton, New Zealand's fifth largest city 150 kilometres south of Auckland, and is renowned for it...  more »
  • April 16, 2017
    Ground admission NZ$35 for 6 hours of entertainment. Sit on a grassy bank, or in a seat in the stand if available. Suncream staff come around at regular intervals. Easy walking distance from town cent...  more »
  • November 5, 2016
    Attended the Plunket Shield match against Canterbury, free entry, easy watch with class players playing  more »
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  • Classic kiwi cricket venue. However, it would do better if there were an extention to the existing pavilion and then a corresponding vertical building on the opposite end of the ground.
  • Awesome venue to enjoy cricket. Atmosphere is always good and the ground it's self is a look in the past, with the white picket fence and grass viewing banks. Does not get much better.
  • Great to be able to stretch out and have a picnic while watching the cricket. Also easier to take babies and children to as they can move around more.
  • Great cricket ground. Set up well to cater for families. Really nice to sit on the embankment and watch a game.
  • Fantastic cricket grounds, great atmosphere, not so great parking close by.

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