Story: Sports venues

First game at Carlaw Park, 1921

On 25 June 1921 Carlaw Park, at the foot of Parnell Rise in Auckland, was opened by MP and former mayor of Auckland Arthur M. Myers as a playing venue for Auckland rugby league. The first game, seen here in progress following the opening ceremony, was between City Rovers and Maritime, and was watched by 7,000 fans. The ground was closed in 2002 and became the site of a multi-storey car park and hotel.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - Development of the major stadiums, 1920 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013