1920
4,500
No
Southern End, Northern End
Otago
grass
12:15, Fri Jul 03, 2015 (UTC +1200)
University Oval
 

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New Zealand v Bangladesh - Jan 4-6, 2008 Scorecard
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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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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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Two pipers play the bagpipes during Scotland's match in Dunedin, New Zealand v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin, February 17, 2015
Two pipers play the bagpipes during Scotland's match in Dunedin
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New Zealand had strong support from their fans at the University Oval, New Zealand v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin, February 17, 2015
New Zealand had strong support from their fans at the University Oval
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Overview of University Oval, Dunedin, December 6, 2013
Overview of University Oval
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