The newly named Blundstone Arena, Bellerive is the home of Tasmanian cricket and is nestled on the eastern shores of the Derwent River opposite Hobart's CBD.
The newly named Blundstone Arena, Bellerive is the home of Tasmanian cricket and is nestled on the eastern shores of the Derwent River opposite Hobart's CBD. Opened in 1914, the venue didn't replace the TCA as Hobart's first-class cricket headquarters until the 1987-88 season. The ground received a significant upgrade which was completed in early 2003 and included the construction of a new 6,000-seat Southern Grandstand, two Members buildings, indoor cricket nets and other improvements. Light towers were installed in 2009 and further redevelopment in 2013-2014 has seen a new look to the whole Western side of the ground with the new Ricky Ponting Stand housing a further 5000 seats alongside world class player, corporate, media and training facilities.
Ground Dimension: 175m (length), 133.5m (width)
Ground Capacity: 19,500
Record Attendance - Test: 12,254 - Australia v West Indies, Day 2, November 18, 2005.
Record Attendance - One-day International: 16,719 - Australia v England, January 11, 2003.
Record Attendance- Domestic: 14,744- KFC T20 Big Bash League 2014-15 (BBL04) Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, January 2nd, 2015