New Zealand Herald – The Basin Reserve’s iconic Museum Stand is here to stay after Wellington City Council agreed the 94-year-old structure is worth preserving.
- The Basin Reserve’s iconic Museum Stand is here to stay after Wellington City Council agreed the 94-year-old structure is worth preserving.
- READ MORE: Cricket: Wellington council to decide on historic Basin Stand A recent engineering report showed the stand’s life could be extended by another 50 years.
- Due to cricket coverage, the Basin has been seen by millions of television viewers around the world and the stand currently projects an image of decay which reflects badly on the city, he said.
- · The Basin Reserve is one of New Zealand’s most historic sporting grounds.
- · Although the Basin Reserve is primarily a cricket ground, over the years it has also hosted hockey, rugby union, rugby league, football, cycling, rifle practice, band displays, dog racing, baseball, lacrosse, softball, open-air religious services, concerts, opera, jamborees, military displays and political and royal visits.