Location: Kingsmead Way, Kingsmead, Durban, 4001
Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its stated capacity is 25,000, although grass terracing makes up part of the viewing area.
The ‘end names’ are the Umgeni End (north) and the Old Fort Road End (south). It is the home ground of the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins.
Although it operates under the sponsorship-based name of Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, this cricket ground is more commonly referred to as Kingsmead. The ground incorporates traditional grass banks, as well as towering modern stands.
As the venue of the “Timeless Test in 1939 (which only ended after 10 days because England had to catch a ship home), Kingsmead has witnessed some of South African cricket’s finest moments. It staged its first Test match on 18 January 1923, a game between South Africa and England that resulted in a draw.
Kingsmead has been the host venue for the annual Boxing Day Test when the Test is held in South Africa.