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Eden Park ready for more than 42,000 cricket fans

Excitement is building for tomorrow’s T20 international cricket action as the WHITE FERNS, BLACKCAPS and India prepare to go into battle in front of the biggest crowd they have seen during this tour.

Gates will open at 1.30pm for the sold out event with the WHITE FERNS facing their first ball at 3.00pm.

Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner says Kiwis will be treated to a second-to-none experience at New Zealand’s national stadium tomorrow with expected crowds to exceed the 41,279 fans that attended the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final.

“Eden Park’s intimate setting and fan-friendly boundaries make for arguably the best T20 cricket events in the world. With this format based around high scores and entertainment, the Park’s design guarantees an unmatched live cricket experience for fans at the ground or for those watching at home. We’re looking forward to seeing a sold out stadium enjoy a memorable afternoon and evening of world-class cricket.”

Fans are asked to register on the New Zealand Cricket website if they intend to bring a musical instrument with them to add to the colour of the event. Travel on trains is free with a match day ticket and fans should arrive early, with a hat and sunscreen, to soak up the atmosphere. A variety of food offerings dedicated to Indian culture will be available for purchase, including that of legendary local South Indian restaurant Satya.
See our top game day tips from Eden Park’s kidterns here.

As the country’s largest stadium, Eden Park is committed to ensuring it is doing all it can to protect our environment and support Government’s sustainability vision. Patrons are encouraged to support the Park’s initiatives and place rubbish in the labelled bins.

Key facts:

• WHITE FERNS v India – First ball at 3.00pm
• BLACKCAPS v India – First ball at 7.00pm
• More than 2,500 jobs created at Eden Park events
• Over 5,000 Eden Park members attending
• 4,000 plated meals prepared and served

To top it off, Eden Park is offering a money-CAN-buy cricket experience following tomorrow’s T20 action. New Zealand’s national stadium is giving Kiwis the chance to have a match of cricket on the exact wicket the New Zealand and Indian international teams will play on this Friday via a TradeMe auction.

The experience will include four hours of access to the hallowed surface for a T20 cricket match on an international standard wicket prepared by Eden Park’s award-winning turf team. Players can take an innings break in the official changing rooms, see their names in lights on the Park’s super screens and end the day with premium hospitality through a $2,000 food and beverage voucher after they’ve belted sixes all afternoon.

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