The 2011 Rugby World Cup It will be held from September 9 to October 23, 2011 and there are thirteen cities that have been chosen to host the 48 Cup matches (34 matches will be held in the North and 14 matches in the South). The stadiums chosen for the 2011 Rugby World Cup are:
Eden Park in Auckland. Stadium located in the city of Auckland that will host nine matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Eden Park opened its doors in 1900 and since then it has hosted major sporting events such as international cricket championships. Eden Park is the largest stadium in New Zealand and has a capacity for 60 thousand people.
Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Westpac Stadium is the most popular stadium in the city of Wellington and will host seven matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Westpac Stadium was built in 1999 to replace the old Athletic Park stadium and has an extension of more than 45 thousand meters squares.
Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. Waikato Stadium is owned by the Hamilton City Hall, has a capacity exceeding 25 thousand spectators and will host three matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Before being remodeled, it was known as Rugby Park from 1925 to 1999. Its reopening It was in 2002.
North Harbor Stadium in Albany. The North Harbor Stadium was under construction for more than ten years until it was inaugurated in 1997. Its rectangular shape makes it ideal for sports events related to football and rugby. In addition, its capacity for 25 thousand people makes it a preferred place when concerts are held in Albany. Its facilities will host three matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua. Rotorua International Stadium has a capacity for more than 30 thousand people and will host three matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. This stadium was built in 1911 and has since had more than four renovations. It is currently used for both sporting events and concerts.
Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth. This stadium is located in the Westown neighborhood and has capacity for more than 25 thousand people. It is a field widely used for sporting events related to rugby, so it was chosen to host three of the 48 matches that will be the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Manawatu Arena in Palmerston North. Manawatu Arena is one of the most popular sports complexes in New Zealand and will host two matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Its facilities are also used for religious conventions and local festivals.
McLean Park in Napier. McLean Park is primarily a cricket ground, although, its courts are also enabled to practice rugby and therefore it has been chosen to host two matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It was opened in 1979 and remodeled in 2009.
Northland Events Center in Whangarei. With a capacity for more than 20 thousand people, the Northland Events Center has been chosen to host two matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. This multidisciplinary event center is being remodeled to optimally receive rugby teams in 2011.
AMI Stadium in Christchurch. AMI Stadium hosts international concerts and sporting events for rugby, cricket, football, and athletics. This stadium will host seven matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Carisbrook Stadium in Dunedin. Carisbrook Stadium is the most important sports facility in the city of Dunedin and will host three matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Carisbrook Stadium facilities are also used for sporting events related to cricket, football, and motocross.
Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill. Rugby Park Stadium was built in 2002 on the former Invercargill rugby field and has a capacity for 17 thousand people. Rugby Park Stadium will host two games of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Trafalgar Park in Nelson. Trafalgar Park is located in the city center of Nelson in New Zealand. In recent years it has been remodeled for the 2011 Rugby World Cup where it will host two games of the event. Trafalgar Park is the main headquarters of the Cricket Association of the country and its facilities are used for sports events also related to football.