The Pavilion takes shape
Despite numerous deluges of rain, the Pavilion is on track for a September completion date. The lift shaft is in, the second storey is taking shape and the embankment has been seeded and is starting to grow. We are now preparing for the next stage which will see the roof go on.
The Hagley Oval will be the first anchor project to be completed in the city and will mark a significant milestone in seeing the reinstatement of international cricket to the region after an eight year drought. It is exciting to see the progress on the Pavilion. A year ago we did not have resource consent, we had no funding and adverse public perceptions to contend with. What a great example of what Cantabrians can achieve when we put our mind to it!
The build is now at a stage where we can really get a feel for how the ground and more specifically how the Pavilion will look and feel. Roll on summer and the start of our international fixtures.
A Room with a view
The view from the Lounge is looking pretty good too. Roll on summer and the sound of leather on willow.
Hagley Oval Pavilion Memberships are still available. This is your chance to be one of only 250 people to have the pleasure of watching first class cricket from the comfort of the Hagley Oval Pavilion. By taking up a Hagley Oval Membership you will receive:
– Membership for five years
– Entry to all Canterbury Cricket Association games until April 2020
– Entry to all New Zealand international games until April 2020
– Entry to all ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 games held at Hagley Oval (conditions apply)
We encourage cricket fans to seriously think about the membership opportunity. Not only do you get the chance to attend some great cricket, but you will be supporting the city’s future and sport in Canterbury.
If you or someone you know may be interested in a Hagley Oval Pavilion membership, please talk to one of our Trustees or visit www.hagleyoval.co.nz
A Royal Visit
In April, Christchurch had the pleasure of hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. At an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 hosted event in Latimer Square, the Royal couple not only got to play a spot of cricket and receive some tips from Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, they also had the pleasure of seeing the plans for the new Hagley Oval.