The New Year’s Eve McDonald’s Super Smash contest between the Central Stags and the Canterbury Kings has been transferred from Yarrow Stadium to Pukekura Park.

The change of venue for the domestic Twenty20 clash in New Plymouth was made necessary by a problematic outfield at Yarrow Stadium, a section of which has been deemed unlikely to recover in time.

The switch means the game will now have a new start time of 4pm, rather than the 7.10pm start initially scheduled.

Tickets already purchased for the match will still be redeemable at Pukekura Park.