Lancaster Park set to get a new purpose for Christchurch


Soon you may be able to stand in the same place that U2 performed in 1989 & 1993 or play a game of rugby in the same place that Daniel Carter debuted in 2003 or hit a six in a game of cricket like Brendon McCullum did in 2010.

The first look at the plans for Lancaster Park future have been released to the public which is currently being demolished due to the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 is set to become a recreational area and sports ground. 

The plan includes sports fields for winter sporting codes such as rugby and football, and cricket grounds for summer use. The memorial gates built on Stevens Street in 1924 to commemorate the sacrifice of Canterbury athletes during World War 1, are also a feature of the spatial plan, which will be great to keep a bit of the history at the park. The plans also have a car parking, historic walkway way, a pedestrian / cycle way, half basketball court, sports themed playground and practice nets. 

As these plans are not finalised things may change however, it's exciting to start to see what the future will hold for the space as it plays such a massive part in the city of Christchurch. 

Check out the plans below:

Source: CCC