The Bay Oval, situated on Blake Park, Mount Maunganui, is the premier cricket ground of the Bay of Plenty Region. Set against the backdrop of Mount Mauao, the Bay Oval is an internationally sized, purpose built ground. It boasts 70 m boundaries, enclosed by a white picket fence, surrounded by grass embankments with seating for up to 10,000 people. The Bay Oval boasts an 18-strip grass practice facility, unique in quality and availability; able to be used throughout the year, due to the exceptional climate of the region, and the free draining surrounds.
The Oval is now complimented by the Carrus Pavilion, which features international standard changing and player viewing facilities. In 2014 further development saw the construction of a media tower/sight screen providing state of the art facilities for television and radio broadcasts.
The Bay Oval is becoming New Zealand’s preferred pre-season training facility, hosting a number of First Class teams as well as internationals including Afghanistan and South Africa, the Black Caps and White Ferns.+64 7-575 9120