Australian made!

Austadiums :: Australian Stadiums & Sport  |  Set as homepage  |

Austadiums Mobile

Austadiums Mobile

 

 
Austadiums

 

HOME

STADIUMS

NEWS

SPORT

CROWDS

LIVE

FORUM

LINKS

myAUSTADIUMS

  LOGIN | REGISTER
 

The Gardens

UPDATED: 07/02/2009


VISITOR RATING
Facilities:
Viewing:
Access:
Overall:
»View Reviews!
»Rate this Venue!

 2014 CROWDS
 Total:
0
 Average: 0
 Highest:
 Lowest:

Flickr Photo Feed

View Printable Version

NEW: Update Info for this Stadium >>

The Gardens Greyhound Sporting Complex is the result of a major transformation from Newcastle’s second largest rectangular stadium into the city’s main Greyhound venue. Completed in 2005, the transformation of the former soccer stadium has given the Hunter region a Greyhound venue up there with Australia’s best.

Formally known as Breakers Stadium and also Topper Stadium, the venue is remembered by most as the home of the Newcastle Breakers who played in the old National Soccer League until they were forced out of the league due to financial reasons in 2000. The club had a strong vocal following and regularly attracted large crowds at the 11,000-capacity venue with many finals games selling-out.

The ground also went through a Rugby League era during the Super League days when the Hunter Mariners, formed in 1997, called the venue home. During this time the venue had a naming rights partner and was officially known as Topper Stadium. After just 2 years, the Mariners became defunct due to dwindling crowds, as did the Super League itself, which merged with the ARL to form the NRL.

As a Soccer venue, Breakers Stadium had a main grandstand with seating for approximately 1,000 fans as well as corporate boxes. Opposite this was another grandstand which also had broadcast facilities on top of it. Hills surrounded the rest of the ground, while it also had great lighting facilities for night matches.

Since the Breakers demise in 2000, the stadium has basically been left dormant with it seeing very little action. The redevelopment in 2005 has seen the main grandstand retained while apart from the lights, almost everything left from the Breakers days is history.

The Gardens, as it’s now known, has a total capacity of around 2,000 including 1,100 seats. While the primary purpose of the venue is Greyhound Racing (held each Friday & Wednesday night), the in-field can also host Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer.

Location: Newcastle, New South Wales Address: 104 Sandgate Road, Birmingham Gardens
Capacity: 2,000 Seats: 1,100 (55% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 2000 Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003:
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: No Arena Dimensions:
Built: Redeveloped: 2005
Former/Other Names: Breakers Stadium
Topper Stadium
Ticketing:
Sports Played: Greyhound Racing
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Soccer
Home Teams:
Annual Events: Historic Events:
Last Event: Next Event:
Directions: Transport:
Parking: Accommodation:
There are 186 on-site spots for parking. CLICK HERE to view & book nearby accommodation >>
 
STADIUMS
AUS CAPITAL TERRITORY: Canberra
NEW SOUTH WALES: Sydney | Newcastle
NORTHERN TERRITORY: Darwin
QUEENSLAND: Brisbane | Gold Coast
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Adelaide
TASMANIA: Hobart | Launceston
VICTORIA: Melbourne | Geelong
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Perth
NEW ZEALAND:
Wellington | Auckland
SPORT
AUS FOOTBALL: AFL
RUGBY LEAGUE:
NRL
FOOTBALL:
A-League
BASKETBALL:
NBL
RUGBY UNION:
Super Rugby
BASEBALL: ABL
CRICKET:
Tests
| ODI's | Sheffield | ODD | T20
GOLF | HORSE | MOTOR | NETBALL | TENNIS

ADVERTISEMENTS

 

AUSTRALIAN STADIUMS & SPORT    www.austadiums.com

AUS  STADIUMS
 • View Stadiums

 • Redevelopments
 • Former/Proposed Stadiums
 • Seating Maps
 • Highest Rated
 • Live Webcams
 • Stadium News

AUS  SPORT
 • Austadiums Sport Home
 • Events
 • Results
 • Crowds
 • Sports News
 • Sports Betting

 • Fox Sports

INTERACT
 • myAustadiums
 • Forums
 • Links
 • Polls
 • Facebook
 • Google+

 • Twitter: @austadiums / @au_sport

WEBSITE
 • About Austadiums
 • Mobile Site
 • Site Map
 • Terms & Conditions
 • Privacy Policy
 • Contribute
 • Contact Us

    © Copyright 1999-2014 Austadiums - All rights reserved.         

CV Media