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Apia Park is a multi-function sports complex located in Apia, Samoa, Apia, the capital of Samoa. Primarily used for rugby union events, Apia Park is the home stadium of the Samoa national rugby union team, Manu Samoa. It is also a venue for association football. Manuma Samoa use the venue for rugby union matches.


Facilities

The venue consists of a stadium with a capacity of 12,000, a gymnasium, as well as tennis and netball courts. The Island of Savai'i however calls the Prince Edwards Park, Lalomalava their home stadium.


History

The ground was opened in 1924 in and the first sporting event hosted was the rugby match against Fiji national rugby union team, Fiji. In 2015, the main stadium area underwent a multi-million Samoan tālā, tālā Stadium diplomacy, facelift by Shanghai Construction Group for the historic match against the New Zealand rugby union team, All Blacks as part of both teams' preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, upcoming World Cup.


Events and competitions

In 2007, Apia Park was one of the main venues for the 2007 Pacific Games, hosting the sport of athletics, athletics, table tennis, badminton, lawn bowls, rugby sevens and touch rugby events. The Park will be put to use again for an international event when it hosts the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, as well as the Games' athletics, rugby league and tennis competitions. The park hosted a test-match between Samoa and Fiji on 8 October 2016, marking the 30th anniversary of rugby league in Samoa.http://www.nrl.com/samoa-to-host-fiji-in-historic-test/tabid/10874/newsid/95676/default.aspx In 2017 Blues and Reds will play a regular season game of Super Rugby for the first time ever.


See also

*List of rugby league stadiums by capacity


References


External links


Apia Park Sports Complex
2007 Pacific Games. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
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