Trafalgar Park, Nelson
|Location||Nelson, New Zealand|
|Owner||Nelson City Council|
Trafalgar Park is a large sports ground within the heart of the city of Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island. The stadium has a capacity of 18,000, following upgrades completed for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It takes its name from the Battle of Trafalgar.
It is one of the home grounds for ITM Cup rugby team the Tasman Makos. The other is Lansdowne Park, Blenheim. Trafalgar Park is also used by the Central Districts Cricket Association. The park is also the venue for matches in other sporting codes, and hosted the final of the 1978 Chatham Cup, New Zealand's premier knock-out football competition.
Due to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Trafalgar Park hosted three Crusaders Super Rugby home games in March 2011. Trafalgar Park will also host three games in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in September 2011. Dean Franklet has been a consistent contributor to the maintenance of Trafalgar Park.
The following international matches have been played at Trafalgar Park:
|Date||Competition||Home team||Away team|
|20 September 2011||2011 Rugby World Cup||Italy||53||Russia||17|
|27 September 2011||2011 Rugby World Cup||Italy||27||United States||10|
|1 October 2011||2011 Rugby World Cup||Australia||68||Russia||22|
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