Apia Park

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Apia Park
Location Apia, Samoa
Coordinates 13°50′12″S 171°45′7″W / 13.83667°S 171.75194°W / -13.83667; -171.75194Coordinates: 13°50′12″S 171°45′7″W / 13.83667°S 171.75194°W / -13.83667; -171.75194
Construction
Broke ground 1924
Renovated 2015
Tenants
Samoa national rugby union team

Apia Park is a multi-function sports complex located in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Primarily used for rugby union events, Apia Park is the home stadium of the Samoa national rugby union team, Manu Samoa. It is also a venue for association football.

Facilities[edit]

The venue consists of a stadium with a capacity of 15,000, a gymnasium, as well as tennis and netball courts.

The Island of Savai'i however calls the Prince Edwards Park, Lalomalava their home stadium.

History[edit]

The ground was opened in 1924 in and the first sporting event hosted was the rugby match against Fiji.[1] In 2015, he main stadium area underwent a multi-million tālā facelift by Shanghai Construction Group for the historic match against the All Blacks as part of both teams' preparations for the upcoming World Cup.[2][3]

Events and competitions[edit]

In 2007, Apia Park was one of the main venues for the 2007 Pacific Games, hosting the athletics, table tennis, badminton, lawn bowls, rugby sevens and touch rugby events. The Park will be put to use again for an international event when it hosts the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, as well as the Games' athletics, rugby league and tennis competitions.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nauright, John; Parrish, Charles (eds.). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. p. 446. 
  2. ^ "The year that was". Samoa Observer. December 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Manu Samoa to host All Blacks for historic Apia Test". AllBlacks.com. 14 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Samoa to host 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games", Fiji Daily Post, November 25, 2008

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