Story: Sports venues

Empire Games at Eden Park, 1950 (2nd of 4)

Empire Games at Eden Park, 1950

This aerial photograph shows Auckland's Eden Park on 4 February 1950, during the opening ceremony for the British Empire Games. There were only two small covered stands, but more than 40,000 spectators filled the park.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
Reference: WA-23748-G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - Development of the major stadiums, 1920 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41319/empire-games-at-eden-park-1950 (accessed 13 May 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013