Eden Park No. 1
1900
41,000
Yes
Broadcasting End, Terraces End
Auckland
Rugby
grass
21:08, Tue Jun 19, 2018 (UTC +1200)
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New Zealand v England - Feb 14-17, 1930 Scorecard
New Zealand v England - Mar 22-26, 2018 Scorecard
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New Zealand v India - Feb 22, 1976 Scorecard
New Zealand v South Africa - Mar 4, 2017 Scorecard
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New Zealand v Australia - Feb 17, 2005 Scorecard
New Zealand v Australia - Feb 21, 2018 Scorecard
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Profile

Tests have been played at Eden Park since 1929-30 and the ground hosted New Zealand's first Test victory, against West Indies in 1955-56. But it is also the scene of a dark day in New Zealand Test cricket history when, on 28 March 1955, the hosts collapsed to their lowest Test score - 26 all out - against England. Cricket is not the only sport played there; there's rugby union, too. And it was an agreement with the rugby administrators which allowed development after the ground was troubled by financial difficulties and flooding in its infancy.

The pavilion is steeped in tradition, contrasting with two massive modern grandstands which push the capacity over 40,000. All stands have covered and uncovered seating. The humid and sub-tropical conditions combine to produce wickets that assist slow and spin bowlers. The ground resembles a baseball diamond, which can flummox visiting captains in their field placement.

Travel
Buses and trains run from the city centre to Eden Park.

Car
There is very little parking around the ground.

Map
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Eden Park under lights, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day, March 25, 2018
Eden Park under lights
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A general view of Eden Park, and its short boundaries, New Zealand v Australia, 1st ODI, Auckland, January 30, 2017
A general view of Eden Park, and its short boundaries
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A rainbow appears over Eden Park, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Auckland, January 31, 2016
A rainbow appears over Eden Park
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Eden Park will host New Zealand's first day-night Test, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Auckland, January 31, 2016
Eden Park will host New Zealand's first day-night Test
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