Albert Park (Suva)

Albert Park is located in Suva, the capital of Fiji. It was named after Prince Albert, the Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, to whom the country was ceded to in 1874.

Albert Park
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TypeMunicipal
LocationSuva, Fiji
Coordinates18°08′50″S 178°25′30″E / 18.1473°S 178.4249°E / -18.1473; 178.4249Coordinates: 18°08′50″S 178°25′30″E / 18.1473°S 178.4249°E / -18.1473; 178.4249
Visitorsunknown
OpenAll year

Albert Park can hold two rugby matches at one time. There is also a hockey pitch located in the middle of the ground with a grandstand and a cafeteria. The annual hibiscus festival is also held there.[1]

The park was the site of a landing by the Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith during the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia in 1928.[2] It was also the site of the first hoisting of the new national flag of Fiji on 9 October 1970.

In August 2018, it was named as the host venue for the matches in Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sporting Facilities". Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ "75th Anniversary of Smithy's Landing at Albert Park". Australian High Commission, Fiji. 30 May 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Squads and fixtures announced for 2020 ICC World T20 - EAP Group 'A' 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 August 2018.