The Bay Oval at Blake Park, Mt Maunganaui took a significant step towards hosting more national and international cricket back in 2010.
Plans were made to expand the facility to feature all aspects required in the New Zealand Cricket WOF to meet the minimum level to play first class cricket. This included public toilets, power, water, changing rooms, BOP Cricket Offices, players viewing areas and more. TECT went into bat for the Oval with a $1 million grant to help make this happen.
With an international-class pitch and outfield, the Bay Oval's additional facilities took it to the next level, and we were delighted to help make that happen.
Bay of Plenty Cricket administers the largest association of player numbers in New Zealand (over 7,700). While the Bay Oval will be predominantly used for cricket, other sporting codes will have use of the grounds during the off-season.