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Lancaster Park

Lancaster Park
Aerial view of Lancaster Park in July 2011
Stadium information
Former namesLancaster Park (1881 1998)
Jade Stadium (1998 2007)
LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Opened1881
Expanded2009
OperatorVBase Venue management
SurfaceGrass
Capacity38628
TenantsCrusaders (Super Rugby) (1996 present)
Canterbury (ITM Cup

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Lancaster Park, formerly Jade Stadium and currently known as AMI Stadium through sponsorship rights, is a sports stadium situated in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The stadium is currently out of action owing to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake and will remain closed in 2012. Seven 2011 Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for the stadium in September were moved to other venues. It is currently under discussion on whether or not to demolish the stadium.

It has hosted various sports, including rugby union, cricket, association football, athletics, trotting (until, in 1899, this club moved to Addington Racecourse), rugby league, and non-sporting events such as concerts by Pearl Jam in 2009, Bon Jovi in 2008, Roger Waters in 2006, AC/DC in 1996, U2 in 1989 & 1993 and Billy Joel in 1987, but is primarily a rugby and cricket ground and is the home of the Crusaders rugby union team, who compete in Super Rugby. Its current capacity is 38,628.

Formerly known as Lancaster Park, the stadium was renamed Jade Stadium in 1998, after the naming rights were sold to Jade Software Corporation Limited. In 2007, the naming rights were sold to AMI Insurance Limited and the stadium was renamed AMI Stadium. The park on which the stadium stands is still called Lancaster Park and as such, the formal name for the venue is AMI Stadium at Lancaster Park.

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Easter to be 'Bigger Than Life' at Olivedale Park - Lancaster Eagle Gazette Tweet this news
Lancaster Eagle Gazette--Grubb said he will share the story of Jesus' resurrection at 9 am April 24 at Olivedale -Park- in -Lancaster-. Members of Life Church will hand out doughnuts and coffee, and entertainment will include live music and an Easter - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:32:03 GMT+00:00
Fans pack Melbourne's Wickham Park for all things country - Florida Today Tweet this news
Florida Today--Fox and her boyfriend, Jason -Lancaster-, 21, of Palm Bay, arrived at 10 am to snare spots right behind the reserved-ticket seating. "We didn't want to lose our seats. We're soaking wet," Sapp said. "I f - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 20:59:21 GMT+00:00
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Lancaster Eagle Gazette--This annual event is co-sponsored by -Lancaster- Parks and Recreation, Friends of Alley -Park-, -Lancaster-/Fairfield County Litter Prevention and Recycling Program and the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District.--- - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:36:42 GMT+00:00
Man shot, killed by police officer after standoff - Lancaster Newspapers Tweet this news
Lancaster Newspapers--The -Lancaster- County Special Emergency Response Team then was called to the scene. Neighbors said they awoke early this morning to see police officers with guns near the trailer -park-. Residents of the -park- were notified, by tel - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:20:09 GMT+00:00
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Sioux City Journal--Medley: 1, Le Mars (Hunter Rohde, Brady -Lancaster-, Joe Herzberg, Kyle Borchers) 3:43.59; 2, Spirit Lake -Park-, 3:44.79; 3, OA-BCIG, 3:46.37; 4, Glenwood, 3:47.85; 5, Okoboji, 3:48.51; 6, MOC-Floyd Valley, 3:55.16. 100: 1, Taylor Whi - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 01:31:27 GMT+00:00
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CBS 21--“Gettysburg the national -park- could be closed,” said State Representative Gordon Denlinger of -Lancaster- County. He explained other effects a shutdown could have on the Susquehanna Valley. “We do know that the Army War College in Carlisle - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:28:22 GMT+00:00
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Lancaster Newspapers--Kiwanis Road over Mill Creek in -Lancaster- County Central -Park-, West Lampeter Township. • Penn Grant Road over Pequea Creek, West Lampeter-Strasburg township line. • Brenneman Road over Pequea Creek, Strasburg-West Lampeter to - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:12:38 GMT+00:00
Charter school will add 10th grade in the fall - Annapolis Capital Tweet this news
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Venues of the 1987 Rugby World Cup New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand Athletic Park (Wellington) * Carisbrook (Dunedin) * Eden Park (Auckland) * Lancaster Park (Christchurch) * McLean Park (Napier) * Rotorua International Stadium (Rotorua) * Rugby Park Stadium (Invercargill) * Rugby Park (Hamilton) * The Showgrounds Oval (Palmerston North)
Australia Ballymore Stadium (Brisbane) * Concord Oval (Sydney)

International Cricket grounds in New Zealand

Test grounds:AMI Stadium * Basin Reserve * Eden Park * McLean Park * Seddon Park * University Oval
ODI grounds:Westpac Stadium * Queenstown Events Centre
Former grounds:Carisbrook * Owen Delany Park



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