Formerly the old Addington Showgrounds, Rugby League Park has been the base for rugby league in Canterbury since the early 1970s. At present the arena acts as the home ground for the Canterbury Bulls franchise, in the Bartercard National Rugby League Competition. The competition is in its inaugural season and the Bulls are the South Island's only competing team. Rugby League Park's capacity is 10,000 people, however it is rarely full, because most international fixtures are played in Auckland. Perhaps its greatest moment was hosting the World Cup rugby league semi-final between New Zealand and Great Britain in 1988.