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The Hot Spring Spas T20 Napier Black Clash in association with Heartland Bank brings together some of New Zealand’s biggest sporting stars in one place at one time for a fun - but competitive clash - between New Zealand’s favourite summer and winter sporting codes, cricket and rugby.


McLean Park

The jewel in the crown of Napier’s suite of sports grounds, McLean Park is the home ground of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union (Magpies) and the Central Districts Cricket Association (Stags). Established in 1911, McLean Park is one of the oldest sporting venues that is still in regular use in New Zealand. International Cricket and Rugby is regularly played at the picturesque venue located close the centre of Napier City.

The venue has a plethora of seating in the stands to really take in the action and also including a sloping embankment that allows cricket to be viewed the way it is meant to be – in the sun, on a picnic blanket, with a host of food and beverage outlets never too far away. The venue also allows for boutique corporate marquee experiences.

Checkout the corporate offerings here.


Napier, population 62,800, is located on the East Coast in Hawkes Bay, about 4 hours’ drive north of Wellington, or around 5.5 hours’ drive south of Auckland. In 1931 Napier city was destroyed by a major earthquake. Art Deco architecture was popular at that time, so most of the central city’s buildings were rebuilt in the Art Deco style. This is now a major tourist drawcard, and Napier is host to an annual Art Deco Weekend celebrating its history, and the Art Deco period. Napier has some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, and the surrounding Hawkes Bay region is a top-producing area for wineries and orchards. The Hawkes Bay district has many vineyards within a 30-minute drive of Napier. Most wineries have tasting rooms and restaurants. Marine Parade has beautiful gardens and family activities such as Ocean Spa Pools and the National Aquarium of NewZealand.

Find out more about this great city.

Venue Map

Click here to familiarise yourself with the layout of the T20 BlackClash at McLean Park. (Coming Soon)

Parking & Transport

Only vehicles with appropriate car passes will be allowed entry to the venue car parks off Latham St. Limited parking is available in the suburban streets around McLean Park, and the council display street signage for appropriate areas.

The walk from Napier's central city to McLeanPark is only about 10-minutes providing a pleasant stroll to the match and, after the game, to the hospitality venues of the city.

There are several efficient taxi companies in the region which can pick up and deliver you door to door, or you can pick up a taxi from the ranks in the city centre

Conditions of Entry

Please make sure you check out the full list of prohibited/permitted items here.

Intoxication Policy
Under NZ's licensing laws if you are deemed to be intoxicated on our premises, we are required to ask you to leave. The laws also state that if we have intoxicated customers on the premises, our liquor licence is likely to be removed. We are not here to spoil your fun, but remember we all have to play by the rules! Wondering how we determine intoxication?

Wondering how we determine intoxication? Here is a handy guide to help check yourself.

Food & Drink

A wide range of food and beverages will be available from concessionaires throughout the venue

Camera Policy

All commercial/professional grade recording devices including but not limited to video cameras, iPads, tablets and DSLR/SLR cameras with detachable lenses and Go-Pros are all no-nos.You can take your phone along, but don’t forgot to put it away and enjoy the game!

Parents Info

There is no age restriction, but anyone aged 13 or under needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Still have questions? If there's anything else we can help you with please contact Napier City Council phone 06 835 7579 email or For all ticketing enquires please contact Ticketek.

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The battle takes place at McLean Park, Napier on the 17 January 2020.

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