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Cricket fans – here’s a rare chance to secure your own patch of Hamilton’s SeddonPark.
The outfield (excluding the pitch) is being sown with new grass and blocks of the oldturf are up for sale.It is all part of the regular turf renewal programme for the city sport’s grounds.
It also gives cricket fans a unique opportunity to have a slice of the 15,000 squaremetres of sports turf where many special cricketing moments have been played in thelast six years when the grass was last sown.Anyone who wants a slice of rye grass for their lawn, landscaping project, or backyardcricket pitch can come and collect it from Seddon Park in the first week of May.
The grass is being sold for $4 per square metre from May 1-9 th , 10-4pm, at Gate E onTristram St. Cash payment and pick-up only.Events Facilities Manager Olly Te Ua expects Hamilton’s many cricket fans will take upthe offer:
“This is one of New Zealand’s premiere test venues and there have been a number ofcricketing milestones achieved here, most recently, of course, Daniel Vettori’s 100 th test.”
Seddon Park turf manager Karl Johnson said the new seed will be sown in early May,and will be ready for the start of the Northern Districts domestic season in October.
“The new grass will allow us to carry on preparing the turf so Seddon Park continues tobe one of the top cricket venues in the country.”