Closer to the action
Since the first club fixture in March 2007, Bay Oval has been the home of Bay of Plenty cricket and hosted many epic cricketing moments from domestic to international levels of the game. The Oval is located in the heart of greater Tauranga right next to the famous surf beaches of Mt Maunganui. The relaxed beachside vibe combined with some of the sunniest and consistently good weather makes the Bay Oval one of the most enjoyable grounds to both play and watch cricket in New Zealand. With a capacity of 12,000, Bay Oval offers a boutique sporting atmosphere bringing cricket fans even closer to the action!
A space for the community
The Bay Oval prides itself on being a true community facility. The Oval is the HQ for the annual AIMs Games tournament and has hosted events such as Christmas in the Park, Walk for Life, and outdoor fundraising movies. The Modern Pavilion regularly hosts public and private functions and meetings. Bay Oval is the home of Bay of Plenty Cricket and regularly hosts representative fixtures and club finals. This is a facility built by the community, for the community.
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"Bay Oval is a fantastic venue to watch cricket. Nice and relaxed atmosphere with grassy banks rather than piles of concrete. They host a wide variety of games too which is great. Has lights so can host day/night games. One of NZs best cricket venues!"