The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association later constructed a new cricket oval at Blake Park, the Bay Oval, which held its first major match in the 2008–09 State Twenty20 with Northern Districts playing Otago. A further Twenty20 match was held there during that competition, while the following season three matches in that format were played in the 2009–10 HRV Cup, while two were held in the 2010–11 HRV Cup.
In October 2014, the ground hosted the first two ODIs of the home series against South Africa, but is not used for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Bay Oval hosted a One day international and a T20 International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in early 2016. New Zealand won both matches.
It will host its first test match between New Zealand and Pakistan in November 2016.