You can buy Eden Park’s turf!Dec 4, 2020
Grab a corner of history and take home part of Eden Park’s hallowed turf!
Ever wished your lawn could look like Eden Park? New Zealand’s national stadium is now offering that exact opportunity for Kiwis to purchase their corner of history and take home part of the hallowed turf.
The 17-year old surface will be removed later this year, to make way for a new HG Hero Eden Park Edition turf which has been cultivated at the stadium’s Turf Farm in Karaka throughout the year.
The perennial ryegrass turf has felt the effects of global events at the Park including the 2005 and 2017 British and Irish Lions Series, the first-ever T20 international match in 2005, the 2011 Rugby World Cup, 2015 Cricket World Cup, countless Bledisloe Cup clashes, as well as Auckland Rugby and Blues matches.
The iconic ground is commonly referred to as ‘The Fortress’ with the All Blacks remaining unbeaten on the current Eden Park turf.
With up to 5,000 square metres of turf available, Kiwis can either buy one square metre or returf their entire backyard with the historic surface. Eden Park says it is an opportunity not to be missed and marks the start of a new era for the stadium.
“There’s no question Eden Park has immense mana. The new turf will support our aspirations of both increased and varied content however the current surface has served us well and has witnessed unforgettable chapters of this stadium’s story. It’s a resilient and mature product and we hope as many Kiwis as possible can own a piece of Eden Park history in their backyard,” says Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner.
Turf can be purchased online with 10 square metres costing $200, 20 square metres at $300 and 100 square metres at $500. There is also the opportunity to purchase one square metre of turf for $49.
Each purchase includes a certificate of authenticity and care instructions penned by the stadium’s Turf Team. New owners will be able to drive in and collect their turf prior to Christmas and are encouraged to utilise a station wagon, trailer, ute or truck, dependent on the volume purchased.
“The current surface is a high-quality sand-based profile and will perform well in suburban backyards if offered a little more care than normal lawn over the summer holiday period to settle it into its new home. Our incoming HG Hero Eden Park Edition turf has been prepared over 10 months and we’re excited to start the installation process. The new surface will be a hybrid consisting of 5% synthetic fibres which will ensure performance and stability,” says Eden Park Turf Manager Blair Christiansen.
HG Hero Eden Park Edition will be installed in the New Year and will be transported in giant turf rolls from the Karaka Turf Farm.