Porritt Stadium

Porritt Stadium (or Porritt Park), is a multi-purpose stadium in the suburb of Chartwell in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is used for football matches and athletics and is the home stadium of Hamilton Wanderers. The main field is surrounded by a national grade athletics track.[1]

Porritt Stadium
Location78 Crosby Rd, Hamilton, New Zealand, New Zealand
Coordinates37°45′22″S 175°17′28″E / 37.756159°S 175.291127°E / -37.756159; 175.291127Coordinates: 37°45′22″S 175°17′28″E / 37.756159°S 175.291127°E / -37.756159; 175.291127
OwnerHamilton City Council
OperatorHamilton City Council
Capacity2,700
SurfaceGrass Pitch
Tenants
Hamilton Wanderers AFC (–present)
Waikato FC (2011–2013)

The stadium is named for Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt.[2][3]

Porritt Stadium will host the 2022 New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games.[4] It was formerly used in the New Zealand Football Championship as Hamilton's and Waikato’s home ground.

HistoryEdit

In 2015, Porritt Stadium was upgraded and small stands were installed due to it being a training ground for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Porritt, Arthur Espie". teara.govt.nz. May 2002. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Stadium and Sports Venues". hamilton.govt.nz. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  3. ^ "New Zealand's top Olympic athletics moments". athletics.org.nz. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Special Olympics National Summer Games 2022". waikatonz.com. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  5. ^ "A bit more about us..." Hamilton Wanderers AFC. Retrieved 1 June 2022.