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Eden Park (WSPE-770)


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Auckland, New Zealand


Eden Park is the biggest stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. It is used primarily for rugby union in winter and cricket in summer (although most domestic cricket games are played on the Outer Oval, which is situated next to the main stadium). The ground also occasionally hostts rugby league matches. To accommodate all three sports, the cricket pitch is removable. The ground is located three kilometres southwest of Auckland's CBD, straddling the boundary between the Kingsland and Mount Eden suburbs.

It became the first stadium to host two Rugby World Cup Finals in 2011, having held the inaugural final in 1987. It was also the venue for the Rugby League World Cup final in 1988.

Eden Park is the home of the Blues Super Rugby team, and has also been the home of the Auckland Rugby Football Union since 1925, hosting Auckland's home games in the NPC and its successor the ITM Cup. The ground has also been a frequent host of international test rugby. It hosted the final match of the Rugby World Cup. In a switch of codes, Eden Park hosted the 1988 Rugby League World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia which drew a sell out crowd.

An American college football game, the Haka Bowl, was scheduled to be played at Eden Park in 1996, but was cancelled because the organisers could not make required financial guarantees. It would have been the first collegiate American football game in New Zealand, and the first "bowl game" anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome.

World Stadiums Postcard Edition


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