The widespread support from the Canterbury and New Zealand’s cricket community for adopting and adapting Hagley Oval is well-founded.

The benefit of developing at the existing established ground and facility at Hagley Park is clear, and the Oval’s central location makes it ideal. A central location is superb for both game and city. The accessibility and convenience of a central location encourages ongoing support and enthusiasm for the game, while features and attractions within a city, such as an international cricket ground, contribute to the city’s overall personality, culture and appeal.