Seddon Park
WCWC Venue Guide

Seddon Park


Seddon Park is set amongst a village green setting with tree-lined grassy banks, affording a picnic atmosphere for fans. It is the fourth-largest cricket ground in the country. 

Seddon Park was named after Richard Seddon, the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand.

It was first used for a major cricket match in 1914 and has been in constant use since. Seddon Park was a venue for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015.

Kane Williamson has the highest Test score on the ground, 251 versus West Indies in 2020, whilst Ross Taylor holds the highest Test aggregate for the ground of 908 runs.

Seddon Park will host 7 matches of the CWC22. 



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. 

If you are feeling unwell, have visited a place of interest and are required to self-isolate, are waiting on test results, are a close contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay home. 

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 a 1 metre physical distance from people you don't know while at the venue. 

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

What CAN I bring to a test match?

  • Empty plastic water bottles
  • Deck chairs
  • Chilly bins / cooler bag
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pushchairs 

What CAN'T I bring to a test match?

  • Alcohol from outside the venue
  • Drink bottles exceeding 1 litre
  • Takeaway food
  • Sound amplifiers
  • Commercial cameras