Trafalgar Park

2010-10-25 20:14

How to get there

Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar Street, Nelson

The stadium is a five-minute walk from Nelson's city centre.

Disabled parking, access and seating is available

Match Schedule
Italy v Russia, Tuesday September 20
Italy v USA, Tuesday September 27
Australia v Russia, Saturday October 1

The Stadium

Capacity: 18,000

Although Trafalgar Park had been used for cricket as early as the 1880s, with other sports added over the years, the land was formally purchased in 1891 to be held upon trust "for use for ever for such purposes of athletic sports and other recreations as to [the Council] may seem proper and convenient".

Throughout the years Trafalgar Park has undergone many upgrades to allow the facility to showcase more and more sport and recreation activities and to seat more people. In recent years the Park has been used for music concerts and other entertainment as well. One of the most attractive aspects of Trafalgar Park is its proximity to Nelson's city centre.

Perhaps the Park's most notable visitor did not come to play any sport. The visit from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1954 was Nelson's first from a reigning monarch.

Upgrades are being made to Trafalgar Park in 2009 and 2010 that will provide ongoing opportunity for many large venue events - including Rugby World Cup 2011.


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