The University Oval
is a sports ground located at Logan Park, Dunedin
, New Zealand
, and owned by the Dunedin City Council
. The ground was originally owned by the University of Otago
, but ownership was transferred to the city council when a redevelopment was completed in the early 2000s.
The ground is the home of both the Otago Cricket Association
and the University of Otago Rugby Football Club, and is also used as a training base for the Highlanders
Rugby Football team. The University Oval hosted the first game where the Umpire Decision Review System
was used. It was that third test between Pakistan v New Zealand when it was first used in international cricket.
A media complex, which consists of television and radio commentary rooms, is situated at the northern end of the ground. Temporary scaffolding for television cameras is built at both ends of the ground (above the media complex, and on the bank at the southern end) when required. A historic grandstand is located at the southern end of the ground, and an electronic scoreboard on the north-eastern side.
The grandstand complex includes changing rooms, members’ rooms, lounges and bars, players’ viewing areas, a medical room, kitchens, offices, umpires’ rooms, a canteen and shop, media rooms and storage rooms. A building attached to the rear hosts the University Rugby Club.
The University Oval became New Zealand's seventh test ground when it hosted its first test......