The largest stadium in New Zealand, Eden Park regularly hosts international Cricket and Rugby Union. Established as a sports ground in 1900, the ground regularly began hosting cricket in 1912 when the Auckland Cricket Association took over ownership. Auckland still play their cricket at Eden Park to this day, with international cricket played there since 1930 when New Zealand hosted England in a Test match. A number of Twenty20 International’s and One Day International’s have been played at the ground, with group matches and a semi final at both the 1992 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup played here.
Auckland Rugby began using Eden Park in 1913, continuing to host Mitre Cup matches there to this day. International rugby was first played here in 1921 when South Africa beat the All Blacks 9-5. The Final of both the 1987 and 2011 Rugby World Cup Final’s were played at Eden Park, New Zealand winning on both occasions. The Blues of Super Rugby began playing at the ground following their inception in 1996.
Tenants: Blues (Rugby Union – Super Rugby), Auckland (Rugby Union – Mitre Cup) & Auckland Aces (Cricket – McDonald’s Super Smash)
Capacity: 50,00 (Rugby Union)/42,000 (Cricket)
Tickets at Eden Park
Ticket information for the teams based at the stadium can be found below:
Tickets to see the Blue in Super Rugby are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketmaster by clicking here.
Tickets to see Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketmaster by clicking here.
Auckland Aces Tickets
Tickets to see the Auckland Aces in the Super Smash are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.
New Zealand International’s Tickets
Tickets for New Zealand International matches played at Eden Park will be available through Ticketek here.
Location & Travel to Eden Park
Eden Park is located in central Auckland in New Zealand, about 3 kilometres southwest of the capital city’s CBD.
Airport – Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with domestic and international flights to nearly 50 destinations across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania and Asia. This includes an indirect fly to London Heathrow, via Los Angeles.
The most convenient way of reaching the Airport is the SkyBus which runs to Auckland ($17 one way) and North Harbour ($24 one way) in about 50 minutes.
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Bus – There are a number of buses that run from Auckland CBD to Kingsland Station. For some events, public transport is included as part of your ticket.
Parking – There is no onsite car parking at the stadium during events.
Train – Kingsland Rail Station is located immediately opposite Eden Park, with services on the Western Line between the Britomart Transport Centre in Auckland’s CBD and Swanson. For some events, public transport is included as part of your ticket.
Walk – Being just a few kilometres from Auckland CBD, it is possible to walk to Eden Park in about 50 minutes.
Hotels near Eden Park
Eden Park Tour
Tours run each weekday at 10am and 2pm, and each weekend at 11am except for event days and public holidays. The tour costs $40 for Adults, $30 for Concessions, £20 for Children under 12 or $90 for a Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Further information is available on the Eden Park website here.
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Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Sports Tourist