There have been sporting grounds here since 1900, but the name Eden Park was first used in 1912.
The Park became the home of Auckland Cricket in 1910. The Auckland Rugby Union leased the Park in 1914, officially making Eden Park its home in 1925.
In 1987 Eden Park hosted the first ever Rugby World Cup final, which New Zealand won. More recently it was the venue of many matches in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, when we won it for a second time. In 2015 we successfully defended our world champion status in our beloved national sport. Eden Park was also a venue for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Visiting Eden Park
Statues around the outside of the grounds commemorate some famous All Blacks, including Dave Gallaher, captain of the original 1905 All Blacks team, and Sir Michael Jones, one of the highest rated All Blacks from the eighties and nineties.
If you’d like to take a paid tour of Eden Park, they run every weekday at 10am and 2pm, except on match days and public holidays.