Alpine Energy Stadium

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Alpine Energy Stadium
Former names Fraser Park
Location 328 Church Street, West End, Timaru, New Zealand
Coordinates 44°23′48″S 171°13′35″E / 44.39667°S 171.22639°E / -44.39667; 171.22639Coordinates: 44°23′48″S 171°13′35″E / 44.39667°S 171.22639°E / -44.39667; 171.22639
Capacity 12,500
Surface Grass

Alpine Energy Stadium is a sports stadium in Timaru, New Zealand. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches. The stadium is able to hold 12,000 people or 12,500 with temporary seating.

History[edit]

The ground was originally called Fraser Park, and was renamed Alpine Energy Stadium in 1995. That same year, overhead floodlights were installed for night games at the park.

Tenants[edit]

The stadium is the home ground of the South Canterbury Rugby Team, who play in the Heartland Championship.

Stadium[edit]

The stadium had two main stands until April 2016 the east stand was closed permanently due to damage. Otherwise, the stadium is surrounded by embankment.

Temporary site for games from Christchurch[edit]

In the wake of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the Christchurch Super Rugby team, the Crusaders, moved two Super 15 seasonal games (versus the Bulls and the Blues) to Alpine Energy Stadium.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timaru crowd flock to game". The Press. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.