Work to replace sports floodlighting at Seddon Park will begin on April 8.

In December, Hamilton City Council voted to fast-track a $4.7 million to replace the four floodlights at the city's international and domestic First Class cricket ground.

An inspection in 2018 of the floodlights and the towers led to concerns over their ability to withstand strong winds. They will be replaced with LED fittings which will mean the lights can be switched on immediately with no need for a "warming up" phase.

"International matches at Seddon Park are broadcast into homes and businesses around the world," Operations director for the council's H3 division Chad Hooker says.


"Those matches mean Hamilton, and our venue, are seen by millions of people in numerous countries — a real positive for our city's reputation and attracting visitors."

Mr Hooker says the project to replace the lights is significant, and will last for about 12 weeks.

Removal of the existing lights and installation of the new towers will require the use of a large crane.

There will be some temporary road closures around Seddon Park over 10 days.

The project is weather dependent and the times and dates of the road closure are subject to change if conditions are not favourable.

The entire project will be documented in a short video which will be made public once work is completed.