Know your ICC World Cup 2015 venue - Saxton Oval (Nelson)

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One of the newest venues for ICC World Cup 2015 is Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. The first ever ODI was played last year.

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Saxton Oval, with a capacity of 6,000, will get to host 3 matches. This is the second smalles venue in New Zealand for the World Cup.

Saxton Oval's venue map


Here is your complete guide to Saxton Oval (All venues' guide)

Saxton Oval (Nelson)

About Nelson

Nelson sits on the shores of Tasman Bay at the top of the South Island. It is also the geographical centre of New Zealand. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island.

Nelson's diverse geography captures everything from long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. The Abel Tasman National Park one of the most popular parks in New Zealand, while Golden Bay is home to New Zealand's largest freshwater springs.


Stadium Information

Saxton Oval, located in the Saxton Field complex (also known as Saxton Field) was constructed following the move of the Nelson Cricket Association.

A new pavilion was added in 2011 and is now the home of representative cricket, athletics and football.

The unique cylindrical shaped building features internal spaces that work independently of the outer shell and provide international standard cricket facilities, public toilets, administration, bar and kitchen, timekeeping and storage facilities.


Stadium Address

Saxton Oval, 142, Saxton Road East Stoke, Nelson 7011


Capacity for WC 2015 - 6,000


First Established/Built - 2009


1st ODI - New Zealand Vs West Indies (4 January 2014) NZ won by 58 runs (D/L method)


Matches (All games start at 3.30 AM IST)

16 February - West Indies Vs Ireland (Pool B)

19 February - Zimbabwe Vs United Arab Emirates (Pool B)

5 March - Bangladesh Vs Scotland (Pool A)

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