The Bay Oval, situated on Blake Park, Mount Maunganui, is the premier cricket ground of the Bay of Plenty Region. Set against the backdrop of Mount Mauao, the Bay Oval is an internationally sized, purpose built ground. It boasts 70 m boundaries, enclosed by a white picket fence, surrounded by grass enbankments with seating for up to 10,000 people. High quality Patamahoe clay wickets are complimented by a Couch grass outfield, which has already earnt a reputation for pace and exceptional drainage due to the sandy base of the region. The Bay Oval boasts an 18 strip grass practice facility, unique in quality and availability; able to be used throughout the year, due to the exceptional climate of the region, and the free draining surrounds.