Hagley Oval (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Cricket was first played at Hagley Oval in 1851, however it wasn’t until the earthquake that ravaged Christchurch in 2011 caused Hagley Oval to become the permanent home of cricket in the city, due to the damage and subsequent demolition of Lancaster Park.

Cricket was first played at Hagley Oval in 1851, however it wasn’t until the earthquake that ravaged Christchurch in 2011 caused Hagley Oval to become the permanent home of cricket in the city, due to the damage and subsequent demolition of Lancaster Park.

International cricket was first played at the Hagley Oval in 2014 with an ODI between Canada and Scotland, hosting its first Test Match on Boxing Day in 2014 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka and subsequently hosting several matches at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Tenants: Canterbury (Plunket Shield/Ford Trophy) & Canterbury Kings (McDonald’s Super Smash)

Established: 1851

Capacity: 10,000

Address: 63 Riccarton Avenue, South Hagley Park, Christchurch 8011


Tickets at Hagley Oval

Canterbury (Plunket Shield/Ford Trophy) – Canterbury matches in the Plunket Shield and Ford Trophy are free entry.

Canterbury Kings (McDonald’s Super Smash) – Tickets for Canterbury Kings matches are available to purchase through TicketDirect here.

New Zealand International’s – Tickets for New Zealand International matches played at Hagley Park will be available through Ticketek here.


Location & Travel to Hagley Oval

The Hagley Oval is located in Hagley Park, approximately 2km west of Christchurch’s CBD.

Airport – Christchurch International Airport is located 12km north of the city, being the second busiest in New Zealand after Auckland. The airport has links to domestic cities in the country, as well as further afield to Brisbane, Dubai, Gold Coast, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Nadi, Singapore and Sydney.

The Purple Line (Airport to Sumner via Avonhead) runs from the airport directly to Hagley Oval, if you hop off at the Christchurch Women’s Hospital Outpatients. Alternatively bus route 29 runs from the airport to the city. Tickets cost $8.50 one way or $15 return.

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Bus – The closest bus stop to entrance of Hagley Oval is on Riccarton Avenue, using routes 23, 3, 5, 81, 83, 84, 88.

Parking – Limited car parking is available nearby to Hagley Oval on Riccarton Avenue and the surrounding streets. Click here to view parking options.

Walk – Given the Hagley Oval is only 2km from Christchurch CBD, you can walk to the ground in about 20 minutes via Oxford Terrace.


Accommodation in Christchurch

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Further Information

Hagley Oval Official Website

Canterbury Cricket Official Website

Sports Tourist Christchurch City Guide


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