Although Seddon Park hosted its first significant match in 1914 with South Australia playing South Auckland XVII in a two-day match, it wasn’t until 1956 the ground was established with the introduction of first-class cricket. Seddon Park has since become one of the homes of the Northern Districts participating in the Plunket Shield and Ford Trophy, and more recently the Knights playing in the McDonald’s Super Smash.
Seddon Park was first used for international cricket in 1981, hosting an ODI between New Zealand and India, with Test cricket played at the ground in 1990 as New Zealand drew with Sri Lanka. Two matches at the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup were played at the ground, as well as another two at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. T20 International Cricket has also been played at Seddon Park several times.
Tenants: Northern Districts (Plunket Shield/Ford Trophy) & Knights (McDonald’s Super Smash)
A number of other sports have been hosted at Seddon Park, including rugby union, rugby league and hockey. This includes the majority of the Chiefs’ Super Rugby matches in the 2001 season being played there, whilst Waikato Stadium was being built.
Tickets at Seddon Park
Northern Districts (Plunket Shield/Ford Trophy) – Northern Districts matches in the Plunket Shield and Ford Trophy are free entry.
Knights (McDonald’s Super Smash) – Tickets for Knights matches are available to purchase through Ticketek here.
New Zealand International’s – Tickets for New Zealand International matches played at Hagley Park will be available through Ticketek here.
Location & Travel to Seddon Park
Seddon Park is located right in the heart of the city of Hamilton on the North Island of New Zealand.
Airport – Hamilton Airport is located about 15km south of Hamilton. The Airport is solely used for domestic flights and has regular flights to Christchurch, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Tauranga and Wellington. The closest international airport Auckland, about a 90 minute drive to the North of Hamilton.
Hamilton can be reached from Hamilton Airport by shuttle bus which costs $30 and takes approximately 20 minutes, or a taxi costs $50/$60 and also takes about 20 minutes.
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Car Parking – Controlled parking is available at Circus Park and in the surrounding streets.
Walk – Given its central location, the quickest way of reaching Seddon Park from Hamilton is to walk. The journey takes about 5-10 minutes via Bryce Street.