More links and websites
Contextual historical overview for Christchurch City
This report on the Christchurch City Council site includes an excellent overview of Christchurch’s sporting venues.
New Zealand rugby union
The New Zealand section of ESPNscrum, an international rugby site, has short pages about the main rugby grounds in New Zealand.
Register of historic places
The Heritage New Zealand register includes good information about historic sports grounds such as Carisbrook and the Basin Reserve.
More suggestions and sources
McCrystal, John, and Lindsay Knight. Eden Park: a history. Wellington: Phantom House, 2011.
Neely, Don, and Joseph Romanos. Lancaster Park: an illustrated history. Wellington: Trio books, 2006.
Neely, Don, and Joseph Romanos. The Basin: an illustrated history of the Basin Reserve. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2003.