Introduction of Bellerive Stadium:
Bellerive Oval is a cricket and football ground located in Bellerive. It is located somewhere in the east of Hobart, Tasmania. This ground has a capacity of 19,500 spectators. This ground is famous as the home-ground of Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes. It is also famous as a venue for International Test matches since 1989 and one-day matches since 1988. For the establishment of such events, this stadium has gone through remarkable development.
History of Bellerive Stadium:
A tenant of the ground applied to join the Tasmanian Football League (TFL), and the ground had to better to TFL standards in 1948. In the nineteenth century, football and cricket first started being played in the area where Bellerive Oval is now in the space. The police counter, until very recently, in the north-east corner of the stadium. In 1913 the slab of land located between the now Beach, Church, and Derwent streets was sold to the Clarence council. The first football match on record from the area was played between Carlton and Bellerive in 1884. After one year, the new Bellerive distraction ground was ready for use.
Structures and Facilities:`
Four light towers were installed in 2009 which cost about A$4.8 million. One-day international (ODI) and Twenty20 cricket matches to be played there to allow for day-night matches to be played at the place. With the state government providing $15 million to expand the Southern Stand and Members stand increasing the ground’s capacity to over 20,000 for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The Members’ Area attributes press and radio media areas, corporate boxes and, lunchrooms, also the player’s areas, members’ bars and, TCA offices. It was declared at the official launch of the renovated stadium that the new stand would be named Ricky Ponting Stand, and the current Southern Stand would be named the David Boon Stand.
From Hobart City to Bellerive Wharf, there are many metro busses and ferry services. In approach issues for local disposable and need for traffic-control measures, large numbers of vehicles are parked in the surrounding streets.
Since 1986—6,970, the first match attracted the highest VFL roster, match crowd. For a semi-final against Port Melbourne, with the elimination win against Geelong (4,800) and 10,073 which was won by Port Melbourne.
Records and Statistics:
- The First Test match was played between Australia v Sri Lanka on Dec 16-20, 1989.
- The last Test match was played between Australia v South Africa – Nov 12-15, 2016.
- The first ODI was played between New Zealand v Sri Lanka – Jan 12, 1988.
- The last ODI was played between Australia v New Zealand – Mar 20, 2020