SKY STADIUM, WELLINGTON

SKY STADIUM(WELLINGTON)

Wellington Regional Stadium (known commercially as Sky Stadium through naming rights) is a major sporting venue in Wellington, New Zealand. The stadium's bowl site size is 48,000 m2 (520,000 sq ft).The stadium was built in 1999 by Fletcher Constructionand is situated close to major transport facilities (such as Wellington railway station) one kilometre (0.62 mi) north of the CBD. It was built on reclaimed railway land, which was surplus to requirements.The stadium also serves as a large-capacity venue for concerts and is known colloquially as "The Cake Tin".

The stadium was built in 1999 by Fletcher Construction and was the first bowl stadium built in New Zealand. It was built to replace Athletic Park, which was no longer considered adequate for international events due to its location and state of disrepair. The stadium was also built to provide a larger-capacity venue for One Day International cricket matches, due to the Basin Reserve ground losing such matches to larger stadiums in other parts of the country.

Westpac Trust, later known as just Westpac, signed on to be the naming sponsor for the stadium when it opened in 2000. Continuing that relationship for twenty years before it ended on 31 December 2019. On 22 August 2019, it was announced that Sky had signed a six-year agreement to take over as the naming sponsor of the stadium from 1 January 2020.

Sky Stadium (Wellington) Pitch Report

The need to refurbish the capital city’s ancient international rugby stadium Athletic Park led to the creation of a multi-purpose facility that has served as home for various sports teams, and even as a venue for some football games. The 100-year-old rugby pitch hosted its first rugby match in 1903, and it appeared like the facilities had been in place for an eternity. At over 9,000 feet in elevation, the site was an inconveniently sited wind tunnel that has since been named the world’s windiest rugby pitch. The national rugby and cricket federations, as well as the Wellington City Council and the Wellington Regional Council, a body representing several city councils in the lower North Island, met to discuss the necessity of a new facility. This proved a useful liaison because as a regional facility, the Westpac Trust Stadium needed to be funded by local interests, and for major sports events that included sportsfan from the outlying areas of the region, including the Wairarapa, to the north-east, and the Horowhenua, to the north-west.

Sky Stadium (Wellington) Pitch Report.

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The ground got a flat pitch with grass which supports both batsman and bowlers specially the seam bowlers who find the swing, the ground witnessed many runs in both the innings so it’s for sure that this ground is beneficial for the batsman who plays a vital role in securing a good score on the board which thus supports team. In these last 10 years 11 ODI Matches played at this ground where the team defending won 6 matches and the team chasing won 5.

Here are the last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at Sky Stadium ground:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 286 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 218 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

Sky Stadium (Wellington) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The teams whoever wins the toss at T20I matches usually prefer to bat/bowl realising the ground condition which helps the batsman to take sometime and secure good runs on the board which makes it hard for the team chasing because as the match moves on the role of seam bowlers comes into the picture who finds the swing because of the grass and dew, and if it is a day and night match the team bowling who is going to chase tries to restrict the team batting first on a very low total which is going to help them to chase easily due to the dew effect because the defending team don’t get much benefit from the pitch due to the dew factor. As of now the ground witnessed 10 T20I Matches in the last 10 years where the team defending won 6 and the team chasing won 4.

 Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at Sky Stadium  ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 193 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 157 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    11
  • Matches won batting first
    6
  • Matches won bowling first
    5
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    265.10
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    224.10
  • Highest total recorded
    393
  • Lowest total recorded
    112
  • Highest score chased
    309
  • Lowest score defended
    234

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    6
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    171.0
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    144.80
  • Highest total recorded
    117
  • Lowest total recorded
    105
  • Highest score chased
    159
  • Lowest score defended
    176