1881 - 2020


Lancaster Park

Lancaster Park, Christchurch

Lancaster Park or AMI Stadium or Jade Stadium as it was known over the last 20 years was the cornerstone of all major sport in Christchurch with rugby, cricket, league and many other sports being played at the stadium.

In 2011 after two major earthquakes (one earthquake and one aftershock) the stadium was rendered unfit to be used and has been waiting 7 years for its fate to be decided.

The video below shows how it looked before any major work started on the deconstruction of the stands (after the Hadlee Stand came down).

Here we see the Tui Stand at the south-east (Port Hills end) of the ground almost gone and the roof on the Paul Kelly Stand coming off. 

The Hadlee Stand and Tui Stand have gone, roofs on both the Paul Kelly Stand and  Stand has gone and now left is the main seating areas to be demolished.

We are almost a few months away from the whole stadium being gone with only the main framework on each stand left. Soon it will be covered in green grass with various different sports groups using it.