18 Facts About Eden Park


Eden Park is New Zealand's largest sports stadium, with a capacity of 50,000, making it the largest stadium in New Zealand.

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Eden Park is considered rugby union's most difficult assignments for visiting sides.

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The name 'Eden Park' settled into general usage around 1912, soon after it had been taken over by the association.

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Eden Park served as the opening ceremony and athletics venue for the 1950 British Empire Games, when the western part of the grounds were first opened.

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In 1988, Eden Park hosted the 1988 Rugby League World Cup Final, with Australia defeating New Zealand 25 – 12 before a New Zealand rugby league record crowd of 47,363.

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Eden Park was a venue during the 1992 Cricket World Cup, cohosted with Australia.

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In 2020, after 117 years, Eden Park sold week-long naming rights to longtime partner, ASB.

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In 2021, for the first time since 1975, Eden Park hosted a concert, headlined by the band Six60 to a sold-out crowd of about 50,000 atendees.

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The redeveloped Eden Park has an internal concourse that allows people to circulate around the grounds inside the stadium, and world-class facilities, including food and beverage outlets, toilets and corporate areas, were incorporated.

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On 26 January 2007, Eden Park received resource consent with 91 conditions imposed.

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Eden Park is the home ground for the Auckland Blues in Super Rugby and Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup.

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Eden Park was used in the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup and the 2011 Rugby World Cup, both of which the All Blacks won against France, making it the first ground to host two Rugby World Cup finals.

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In 2018, Eden Park hosted the first day-night test in New Zealand, against England.

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Eden Park made 82 off just 49 balls against to steer India to a 7-wicket victory.

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Biggest rugby league game played at Eden Park was the 1988 World Cup Final played on 9 October, giving the venue the distinction of hosting the Union and League World Cup Finals in consecutive years.

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Eden Park hosted two matches in the 2010 Rugby League Four Nations on 6 November.

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Eden Park has hosted four New Zealand national team games; friendlies against South Africa and FK Austria Wien in 1947 and 1957 respectively, an Olympic qualifier against Israel for the Seoul Olympics in 1988, and most recently a friendly against the Australian Socceroos in 2022.

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On 19 November 2011, Eden Park hosted its first game of professional club football.

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