1 March 2019
Central Otago District Council and New Zealand Cricket have announced that the cricket block upgrade at Alexandra's Molyneux Park will be programmed for early 2020.
Council Parks and Recreation Manager Gordon Bailey said the timing of the upgrade would "allow more time to carefully assess the requirements for the upgrade, which is likely to involve a full cricket block rebuild plus the proposed addition of an additional cricket strip".
"Undertaking this work early next year will also mean it won't impact on the rugby season and fits better with other users of the ground."
New Zealand Cricket is working with the Council on the upgrade programme, which will build on other recent investments including the $150,000 upgrade to the stadium's changing facilities to improve and future-proof the venue.
New Zealand Cricket Head of Turf Management Ian McKendry said Molyneux Park had a long and successful history of hosting first-class cricket.
"NZC recognises that and supports the Council's proposed upgrade programme," he said.
"We look forward to working together to develop a cricket block that's conducive to good, entertaining cricket."