Queen Elizabeth II ParkEdit profile
Queen Elizabeth II Park is a multi-use stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. It was built in 1973, to host the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in which a temporary 15000 seat western stand was erected for the event taking capacity to 35000. The Stadium had been damaged after the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake but was able to reopen, but was severely damaged after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake which has damaged the running track and recreation complex.
It contains a running track, as well as a public swimming and diving pool. There is also a cricket ground, behind the main complex, called "The Village Green", which is the home of the District's first class cricket team, the State Canterbury Wizards. It was one of the Stadiums used to host the 2008 Women's U17 World Cup. The Christchurch Kids Weet-Bix triathlon is held here each year.
It was used for greyhound racing and hosts many other local and international events. It is currently used mostly for athletics and football matches.
It was used as the main stadium for the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships after repairs from the 2010 earthquake had cleared the facility for use.
The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including AC/DC, David Bowie and Tina Turner, among others.
The stadium was severely damaged by the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake and will need to be demolished.