1920
4,500
No
Southern End, Northern End
Otago
grass
02:20, Sun May 28, 2017 (UTC +1200)
University Oval
 

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The University Oval ground is located in Logan Park, which itself was built between 1913 and 1920 on the silted-up inlet of Otago Harbour. The Park contains many sports pitches, and as well as the cricket venue it is also home to the Caledonian Ground, the city's main football (soccer) venue.

A beautiful tree-lined ground with a main pavilion and a grandstand at one end, and plenty of flat grassy banks for spectators, the playing area was expanded and the pitch rotated ahead of Otago switching there in 2004. It had been used occasionally for major cricket since 1978-79. In 2007-08 it hosted its first Test, becoming New Zealand's seventh Test venue, but its second, in December 2008 against West Indies, was controversial because considerable time was lost to rain and the facilities and groundstaff came in for much criticism.
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Players from both teams were evacuated on to the field during the fire alarm, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, March 10, 2017
Players from both teams were evacuated on to the field during the fire alarm
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Fans evacuate from the main stand after a fire alarm, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, March 10, 2017
Fans evacuate from the main stand after a fire alarm
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Rain forced a slightly early lunch at University Oval, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day, December 13, 2015
Rain forced a slightly early lunch at University Oval
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Sri Lankan fans celebrate their team's victory at the University Oval, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin
Sri Lankan fans celebrate their team's victory at the University Oval
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