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Hunter Stadium

UPDATED: 08/02/2012

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165,976
 Average: 12,767
 Highest: 22,254
 Lowest: 6,826

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Hunter Stadium, formerly known as Ausgrid Stadium is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally it was known as the International Sports Centre and it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of April 1970. In 1992, local tyre outlet Marathon Tyres became the naming rights sponsor for the stadium, and it was renamed Marathon Stadium, which lasted until 2001 when the energy supplier EnergyAustralia took over the naming rights. In February 2011 it was announced that the Stadium would be renamed to Ausgrid Stadium after the change of company name from EnergyAustralia to Ausgrid. This agreement came to an end in February 2012 and the venue is now known as Hunter Stadium.

The rectangular multi-purpose outdoor Stadium is the home ground to the Hunter Regionís two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights (NRL) and the Newcastle Jets (A-League). On the 1st April 2011 the responsibility of management changed hands from the Newcastle Knights, who had been running it since 1988, to todayís venue manager Hunter Venues.
 
The Eastern grandstand development commenced in 2003 and was finalised in 2005 and shortly after that redevelopment of the Western grandstand commenced. The redevelopment was completed in June 2011 and with top shelf Food & Beverage outlets, corporate facilities, upgraded venue space and the capacity to hold up to 33,000 spectators; Hunter Stadium is now competing on an international level. There are plans for stage four of the stadium redevelopment which would see the grassed hills at either end replaced by seating and additional facilities.

The record ground attendance at the venue is 32,642 for a Newcastle Vs Manly Rugby League game in July 1995 - when the majority of the ground was standing room except for the original 5,000-seat Western grandstand.

Location: Newcastle, New South Wales Address: Turton Road, Lambton
Capacity: 33,000 Seats:
Record Crowd: 32,642 - July 1995 ARL: Newcastle Vs Manly Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 32,890 - 16/10/11: Test Match: Kangaroos v New Zealand
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1970 Redeveloped: 2010
Former/Other Names: Newcastle International Sports Ground
Marathon Stadium
EnergyAustralia Stadium
Ausgrid Stadium
Ticketing: ProTicket
Sports Played: Rugby League
Football
Home Teams: Newcastle Knights (NRL)
Newcastle Jets (A-League)
Annual Events: Historic Events:
Last Event: 18/04/14: NRL: Knights v Broncos Next Event: 11/05/14: NRL: Knights v Panthers
Directions: Transport:
For train travel, catch the train to Broadmeadow station and either walk the short distance (about 15 minutes) to the stadium or catch a taxi.
Parking: Accommodation:
A limited number of parking spaces are available in the northern and southern carparks. The Newcastle Harness Racing Club has also made 400 car parking spaces available for match days. CLICK HERE to view & book nearby accommodation >>
 
 
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