Eden Park Auckland : Rugby World Cup 2011 Stadiums

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Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest stadium and will be one the stadiums upgraded for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Eden Park has been the home of Auckland Cricket since 1910 and Auckland Rugby since 1925, it also hosted the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup and 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Eden Park will play host to 5 pool matches, 2 quarter finals, 2 semi-finals, the 3rd place play off as well as the Rugby World Cup final.

Match Schedule:

Friday 9 September 2011 Opening Ceremony
New Zealand vs Tonga (Pool A)
Saturday 17 September 2011 Australia vs Ireland (Pool C)
Saturday 24 September 2011 New Zealand vs France (Pool A)
Sunday 25 September 2011 Fiji vs Samoa (Pool D)
Saturday 1 October 2011 England vs Scotland (Pool B)
Saturday 8 October 2011 QF2: Pool B Winner vs Pool A Runner Up
Sunday 9 October 2011 QF4: Pool A Winner vs Pool B Runner Up
Saturday 15 October 2011 SF1: Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2
Sunday 16 October 2011 SF2: Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4
Friday 21 October 2011 RWC 3rd Place Play Off
Sunday 23 October 2011 RWC Final

Eden Park has a capacity of 50,000 seats, although this will be temporarily increased to 60,000 seats for Rugby World Cup 2011. The Park is located in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and is well served by arterial roads, bus and rail. It is centrally located in the vibrant suburb of Kingsland less than 3km from the CBD.

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