Eden Park is New Zealand's largest stadium. Located in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, it is centrally located three kilometres southwest of Auckland's CBD, straddling the boundary between the suburbs of Mount Eden and Kingsland.Eden Park's rich sporting and social history, and its international profile, is unmatched by any other stadium in the country. Although used primarily for Rugby Union in winter and Cricket in summer, more recently it has hosted international Rugby League and NRL games as well as A-League Football. To accommodate these changes of code, the cricket pitch is removable.
In 2011 Eden Park hosted a number of pool games, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final of Rugby World Cup 2011. In doing so it became the first stadium in the world to host two Rugby World Cup Finals, having held the inaugural final in 1987.The stadium has been selected as a venue for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The $256 million redevelopment that was completed in October 2010 provided a permanent capacity of 50,000 and the ability to add a further 10,000 temporary seats for the 2011 Rugby World Cup games.his is the largest of any New Zealand sports arena. There are no standing areas. Temporary seating in front of the North Stand and the West Stand (usually only used for international rugby matches) is required for the capacity to be reached. Due to sight-screens and the larger area required for cricket matches, cricket capacity is less.
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011:
Eden Park was the largest stadium selected for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. After the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, the two quarter final matches (scheduled to be held in the AMI Stadium in Christchurch), were moved to Eden Park.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015:
This stadium has also been selected for the 2015 Cricket World Cup which will jointly be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.