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Lancaster Park was named after Benjamin Lancaster, the first owner of the land. It was renamed Jade Stadium in 1998, and in 2007 became the AMI Stadium at Lancaster Park. It was damaged as a result of the 22 February 2011 earthquake and the decision to deconstruct the stadium and buildings was made in March 2017. Deconstruction work began in 2018, and finished on Tuesday 15 October 2019. Lancaster Park has been made safe, grassed, and is due to open again for public recreational use in 2022.
Crowds around Lancaster Park pavilion and grounds
Crowds in front of, around, and on top of Lancaster Park pavilion and grounds, awaiting hot-air balloon ascent.
Balloonist in Lancaster Park
"Balloonist in Lancaster Park at turn of Century. The flight ended in disaster when Captain Lorraine was blown out to sea and downed. This photo was developed by my father from a glass plate found in...
Unidentified woman on a bicycle
Unidentified woman on a bicycle at Lancaster Park.
Four men on penny-farthings at Lancaster Park
Four men riding penny-farthings on track at Lancaster Park. Pictured: Soanes, W. H. Langdown, C. R. Wilson, Nat Hall.
Will Buckett at Lancaster Park
Will Buckett watching a rugby match at Lancaster Park.
Crowds at Lancaster Park during Billy Graham's Crusades
Panoramic image of floodlit crowds in the stands and on the pitch at Lancaster Park stadium during Billy Graham's Crusades, an evangelical campaign which toured around the world.
Rugby Match at Lancaster Park
Rugby Match at Lancaster Park.
New Zealand vs France at Lancaster Park
Aerial view of NZ vs France rugby game at Lancaster Park.
Lancaster Park aerial view
Aerial view of Rugby match between England and New Zealand at Lancaster Park.
Lancaster Park aerial view
Aerials views of Lancaster Park during the All Blacks vs British Lions match.
Spectators at Lancaster Park
Spectators sitting in the stands at Lancaster Park. Some are using binoculars.
Sodden pitch at Lancaster Park
Mr C.H.J. Rhodes, chairman of the competitions committee, and Mr S.E. Husband inspecting the bare and muddy ground on the pitch at Lancaster Park.
Canterbury v Australia cricket match
View of a man checking the scoreboard during the Canterbury v Australia cricket match at Lancaster Park.
Tony Collins batting for Lancaster Park
Tony Collins bats in the cricket match between Lancaster Park and West University at Hagley Oval.
Try during rugby match at Lancaster Park
Gameplay during a rugby game at Lancaster Park between Canterbury and Wanganui.
Queue at Lancaster Park
People queuing overnight in sleeping bags for tickets at Lancaster Park for the Rugby test. The four nearest the camera are Tim Lawrence, Ross Frances, Robbie Rowlands, and Ross McDougall, all from...
Cricket test at Lancaster Park
Gameplay during a cricket test match between New Zealand and England at Lancaster Park.
Belfast vs Christchurch match
W. Nutbrown of Belfast attempting to score in the rugby match against Christchurch at Lancaster Park.
Lancaster Park protest
A Stop the tour protest outside Lancaster Park was timed to coincide with the AGM of the Canterbury RFU.
Stop the tour, Mobilise May 1
Poster announcing march times and locations to protest the 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand. Depicts intersection of roads as a blue cross on buff background with with blue text in each quadrant...
Police and Springbok rugby tour protesters
Police in riot gear drawing their batons against protesters who entered the pitch at Lancaster Park to demonstrate against the Springbok rugby tour.
The McAlpine Stars marching team at Lancaster Park
The McAlpine Stars marching team at Lancaster Park.
Scaffolding for Dire Straits concert at Lancaster Park
A group of workmen preparing the stage on scaffolding for a Dire Straits concert at Lancaster Park.
Spectators during Canterbury v Counties rugby match
Spectators at a Canterbury vs Counties game at Lancaster Park performing a "Mexican Wave".
Canterbury v Counties first division rugby match
Counties winger Lino Foa'i creating a spray screen which temporarily blinds his marker, Canterbury's Mike Hanning at a first division match at Lancaster Park.
Construction at Lancaster Park
Construction at Lancaster Park looking towards the central city.
Canterbury rugby team members with Ranfurly Shield
Canterbury rugby team Hooker Matt Sexton and first five eights Andrew Mehrtens with the Ranfurly Shield with a crowd in the background at Lancaster Park.
Aerial view of Lancaster Park stadium
Aerial view of Lancaster Park stadium along Stevens Street with the Hadlee stand facing the road. Renovations are underway to rebuild the western stands of the stadium.
Lancaster Park stadium, Hadlee Stand
View across part of the pitch to the stands and the Hadlee stand with ANZ and Shell advertisements on the front at Lancaster Park stadium, Waltham.
The Linwood Ladies v Californian Kiwis rugby match
Gameplay action of the Linwood Ladies versus Californian Kiwis women's rugby match at Lancaster Park.
Damaged AMI Stadium
Damaged sports stadium, (Lancaster Park, previously know as Jade Stadium and AMI Stadium) note liquefaction on grass outside
Former Jade stadium demolition
Former Jade stadium demolition.
Nearing the very end of Lancaster Park being demolished 2019
Nearing the very end of Lancaster Park being demolished 2019.
Last Day of Lancaster Park grandstands
The last of the grandstands at Lancaster Park were demolished on Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Lancaster Park Memorial Gates
"Top part of Lancaster Park Memorial Gates visible above fencing. Text reads TO COMMEMORATE THE GLORIOUS DEEDS OF THE ATHLETES OF THIS PROVINCE IN THE GREAT WAR AUG. 1914-NOV. 1918." - Contributor's...
"Raised surface of Lancaster Park, still under development after demolition of the stadium. The playing surface has been raised 1 metre to allow for better drainage. Photo taken t during Christchurch...