Bay Oval
WCWC Venue Guide

Bay Oval


Tauranga is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand and is home of the Bay Oval. At the base of Mauao (Mt Maunganui), one of Aotearoa’s most popular beach towns, the picturesque grass banks are a cricket fans dream. The ground was built in Blake Park and opened in 2005.

Bay Oval has hosted men's and women's international matches since 2014. It hosted its first Test match in November 2019 and it’s first Boxing Day test in 2020. 

Bay Oval now comprises an international level cricket ground, wickets, outdoor (grass) practice nets and a newly completed pavilion, with player facilities second to none in New Zealand. Bay Oval has become a facility which is the home of cricket in the Bay of Plenty, and a focal point for all cricket lovers and players alike!

Bay Oval will host 7 matches of the CWC22, including the Opening match on 4 March 2022.



As per Government guidelines in New Zealand's response to COVID-19, all patrons over the age of 12, legally, must keep a record of where they have been. This requires everyone over 12 years of age to scan a QR code or sign in upon entry to the venue. Patrons may be refused entry if they do not scan or sign in. 

All patrons must be fully vaccinated in order to attend the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup matches and will be required to present their COVID Vaccination Certificate upon entry into the venue. 

Once inside the grounds, patrons must adhere to the COVID safety protocols. Please wear a mask at all times while moving about the venue including at food outlets and bathrooms. Maintain social distancing recommendations when queuing and in the separated spectator zones. 

There will be hand sanitiser stations placed throughout the venue for patrons use.