The Bellerive Oval (known as Blundstone Arena for sponsorship reasons since 2011) is a cricket and Australian rules football ground. The first recorded football match between Carlton and Bellerive was recording in the area in 1884 but it was in 1914 the ground was formalised.
The ground remained little changed until the 1980s, when the Tasmanian Cricket Association moved their headquarters to Bellerive in 1987 following refurbishment works to the grandstands and playing surface. This move replaced the TCA Ground as Tasmania’s primary cricket ground, with the first One Day International played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on the 12th January 1988. A year later, Australia hosted their first Test match at the ground against Sri Lanka in December 1989.
Further redevelopments took place in 2003, 2009 and 2015 which has seen capacity raised to about 20,000. Today, the ground hosts the Tasmanian Tigers’ Sheffield Shield and One Day Cup matches, as well as the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Since 2012, North Melbourne Football Club of the AFL have played two or three matches per season at Bellerive.
Tickets at Bellerive Oval
Hobart Hurricanes (Big Bash League) – The Big Bash League takes place between December and February, with tickets to see the Hobart Hurricanes available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here. Tickets for the 2021-2022 BBL started at $23 for Adults, $8 for Children and $50 for Families (2 Adults & 2 Children).
Location & Travel to Bellerive Oval
The Bellerive Oval is located in the suburb of Bellerive, on the eastern shore opposite Hobart’s CBD – the capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania.
Air – Hobart Airport is the major passenger airport of Tasmania and is located approximately 11 miles north-east of Hobart. The airport offers frequent flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as internationally to Auckland in New Zealand. There is a SkyBus service running between the Airport and Hobart’s CBD with a journey time of about 30 minutes and costing $19.50 one way $36 return.
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Bus – Metro buses 605, 613, 615, 620 and 625 run between Hobart and the ground. For major events, free shuttle buses depart from Church Street.
Driving & Parking – Driving from Hobart CBD takes about 10 minutes, follow signposts to Bellerive on the Tasman Bridge. There is limited parking available on South Street Reserve Bellerive (Free), Kangaroo Bay (Free), Bellerive Primary School ($5 per car).
Further travel information is available on the Blundstone Arena website here.
Hotels near Bellerive Oval
Bellerive Oval Stadium Tour & Tasmanian Cricket Museum
Tours of Bellerive Oval run on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s at 10am and at 1pm on Thursday’s and take approximately 90 minutes. The price of a tour is $15 for Adults, $10 for Concessions and $5 for Children/Students which includes entry to the Tasmanian Cricket Museum. The museum itself is open 10am to 3pm from Tuesday to Thursday and costs $2 for Adults and $1 for Children.
Further information is available on the official website here.