Queenstown Events Centre

Queenstown Events Centre, John Davies Oval, or Davies Park is a multi-purpose sports complex and stadium located in Queenstown, Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

Queenstown Events Centre
View of the Queenstown Events Centre Building
Queenstown Events Centre is located in New Zealand
Queenstown Events Centre
Queenstown Events Centre
Location within New Zealand
Former namesJohn Davies Oval, Davies Park
LocationJoe O'connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
Coordinates45°0′58″S 168°44′18″E / 45.01611°S 168.73833°E / -45.01611; 168.73833Coordinates: 45°0′58″S 168°44′18″E / 45.01611°S 168.73833°E / -45.01611; 168.73833
OwnerQueenstown-Lakes District Council
OperatorLakes Leisure
Otago Rugby Football Union, Highlanders, Otago United, Otago Volts, Queenstown Cricket Club
Complex information
Main venueQueenstown Events Centre Building
Other sports facilitiesAlpine Aqualand, Frankton Golf Centre, Rockatipu Climbing Wall
Public transitFrankton Bus Interchange
Ground information
End names
Remarkables End
Coronet Peak End
International information
First ODI4 January 2003:
 New Zealand v  India
Last ODI1 January 2014:
 New Zealand v  West Indies
Only WODI3 March 2010:
 New Zealand v  Australia
As of 6 September 2020
Source: ESPNcricinfo


Opened in 1997, the venue is located on Queenstown Lakes District Council–owned land and is a multi-purpose indoor and outdoor venue. The Stadium has a capacity of 19,000 spectators with 6,000 permanent seating and normally 13,000 temporary called in.[2]

Regarded as one of the most spectacular international cricket venues in the world, the ground is located between the foot of the Remarkables and the shores of Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown International Airport's Runway threshold nearby affording amazing views of large aircraft taking off and landing. The venue hosts regular international cricket matches, Highlanders rugby games,[3] trade shows, exhibitions, seminars and concerts. It is also a "home ground" for Otago Cricket.

On 1 January 2014, at the Queenstown Events Centre New Zealand Black Caps' Corey Anderson broke Shahid Afridi's 17-year-old record of the fastest One Day International (ODI) hundred by one ball, scoring his in 36 balls. He eventually ended with an unbeaten 131 that featured 14 sixes and 6 fours [4] Along with Jesse Ryder, he helped New Zealand set the team record for the most sixes in an ODI innings.


The Queenstown Events Centre offers many different activities, including cricket, rugby, swimming, golf, fitness training, tennis (indoor and outdoor), netball (indoor and outdoor), and indoor rock climbing.[5] The crentre is also home to several different sport clubs.


A range of formats of the game of Cricket are played at the centre including, One Day Internationals, local Twenty20 competitions, school cricket, and six-a-side competitions. There are also practice nets near the entrance of the centre.

Alpine AqualandEdit

The Alpine Aqualand is an indoor water park located to the north of the Queenstown Events Centre stadium. The building has a 25-metre lap pool with 8 lanes, a leisure pool and lazy river, two hydroslides, a toddler pool, learners pools, and hot tubs.

Frankton Golf CentreEdit

The Frankton Golf Centre is a 9-hole golf course located to the south of the Queenstown Events Centre. The course has a par of 30 with 6 par 3s ranging from 73 metres to 185 metres and 3 par 4s ranging from 280 metres to 310 metres. The current record for the course is 26. The course also has a driving range, a footgolf course, and a pro shop.[6]

Rockatipu Climbing WallEdit

The Rockatipu Climbing Wall is an indoor rock climbing wall located within the Queenstown Events Centre. It offers over 40 climbs, vertical and overhanging rock features, classes, kids' climbing courses, and equipment hire.[7]

International centuriesEdit

Two ODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.[8] Corey Anderson scored century in 36 ball which was fastest ODI century record, later broken by AB de Villers.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Jesse Ryder   New Zealand 51 1   West Indies 1 January 2014 Won
2 131* Corey Anderson   New Zealand 47 1   West Indies 1 January 2014 Won

International Five-Wicket HaulsEdit

One Day InternationalsEdit

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Result
1 Andre Adams 4 January 2003   New Zealand   India 1 10 22 5 2.54 Won[9]
2 Daniel Vettori 27 January 2007   New Zealand   Bangladesh 1 6.5 14 5 2.05 Won[10]


  1. ^ "U19 Venue Feature: John Davies Oval". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Queenstown Events Centre (NZ)". Austadiums. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Highlanders rugby playing ground". ©Superxv.com. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Corey Anderson smashes ODI world record bringing up century against West Indies in 36 balls". ABC Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Activities list". Lakes Leisure. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Golf". www.qldc.govt.nz. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.qldc.govt.nz/recreation/climb
  8. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  9. ^ "4th ODI, India tour of New Zealand at Queenstown, Jan 4 2003". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  10. ^ "4th ODI, India tour of New Zealand at Queenstown, Jan 4 2003". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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