Boland Park is predominantly used as a cricket venue, first opened in 1996 as the headquarters’ of the Boland Cricket Board. With a capacity of 10,000, the ground features a main stand with grass embankments for spectators.
Boland Park first hosted international cricket in January 1997, in a memorable Tri-Series match that finished as a tie between India and Zimbabwe. The ground has sporadically hosted One Day International’s since, including three group matches at the 2003 Cricket World Cup – with the most notable being a 9 wicket win for Sri Lanka in which they’d bowled Canada out for 36. Another memorable match was in January 2012 when South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 258 runs, after bowling Sri Lanka out for 43 – their lowest ever ODI total.
As well as hosting the Boland Cricket Board, the Cape Cobras use Boland Park as one of their home venues for the 4-Day Domestic Competition andOne Day Cup, as well as the Paarl Rocks who play their Mzansi Super League matches at the ground.
Tenants: Boland (CSA Provincial Competitions), Cape Cobras (4-Day Domestic Competition/One Day Cup) & Paarl Rocks (Mzansi Super League)
Tickets at Boland Park
Cape Cobras (4-Day Series & One Day Cup) – Tickets to see the Cape Cobras play in the 4-Day Domestic Competition and One Day Cup are available through their official ticket supplier, Ticketpro by clicking here.
South Africa Cricket International Matches – Tickets to see South Africa International Cricket Matches are available through their official ticket supplier, Ticketpro by clicking here.
Location & Travel to Boland Park
Boland Park is located approximately 4 kilometres east of central Paarl. Paarl is in the Western Cape province of South Africa, around 60 kilometres from Cape Town.
Air – The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, the second busiest airport in South Africa and fourth busiest in the African continent. The airport has direct international connections to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States and domestic connections Johannesburg and Durban.
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Train – Huguenot railway station is the main station in Paarl, served by Metrolrail commuter trains on the Northern Line or Shosholoza Meyl services between Cape Town and Johannesburg. Trains generally every 30 minutes from Cape Town, with a journey time of about 75 minutes.