We had a busy schedule ahead and our first visit was to the Seddon Park, where a cricket match between India and Ireland was scheduled for March 10, 2015. The Seddon Park, which is located near Hamilton, is around 125 km away from our stay. We booked a cab with the help of the receptionist, who looked smiling every time, and we were off to the destination.
The journey took us approximately one hour and thirty minutes through the State Highway 1, unfurling the sprawling landscapes of Auckland and Hamilton, which was a visual treat to our eyes. A small stadium of the capacity of 10000 people, the Seddon Park boasts of holding international cricket matches and the latest in the fixture was India vs Ireland match.
The park is used for a variety of sports other than cricket. In 2001, it was used for conducting rugby home matches. We walked around the park and I could find the conveniences here improved after the development work undertaken recently. The pavilion, which was renovated to offer better facilities, looked encouraging. The outfield has a new drainage system installed and players and match officials have dressing rooms with improved facilities.
Though I wanted to be a part of the crowd watching India and Ireland competing with each other, I was helpless for my various commitments at home. With great memories of this beautiful cricket stadium, we left the place for our next destination, Milford Sound, New Zealand.