The complex completion of Lancaster Park


Turf construction and grow-in can be challenging at the best of times, especially if the turf in question is on the historic Lancaster Park in Christchurch. Carrying out this project proved to be a massive job, but one Readylawn Managing Director Roger Morgan says the team can look back on with pride


The Lancaster Park stadium, previously known as Jade Stadium and AMI Stadium and host to countless sporting events and concerts over the years, was damaged beyond repair in the Christchurch earthquakes and demolished. The Christchurch City Council decided to rebuild a stadium elsewhere in the city, and turn Lancaster Park into a green recreational space and community sports fields, which can be used for sports such as rugby and football in the winter and cricket in the summer. This reflects a long-standing arrangement that its only use was to be for community fields, preventing it from being sold for housing or commercial use.

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