Concord Oval

Redevelopment/Construction

View of the Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence at Concord Oval

Concord Oval is a rectangular stadium located in the inner west of Sydney. It reopened in November 2022 following a major $85 million redevelopment which saw its two grandstands demolished and its 18,000 capacity significantly reduced. In its place is the Wests Tigers new Centre of Excellence, commercially known as the Zurich Centre. As well as the training and administration base of the NRL club, the venue remains as the home of the West Harbour RFC.

The new facility includes grandstand seating for around 800 spectators and match day facilities including change rooms, coaches boxes, public plaza, landscaping, cafe, community rooms and amenities.

Concord Oval was built on the site of St Luke's Park (a previous home of the Western Suburbs Magpies), with the site regarded geographically as the most suitable central region of Sydney for NSW Rugby's new home ground. So in 1985, the bulldozers moved in and demolished the old wooden grandstands and the transformation began to turn it into a world-class rugby stadium. It was completed in time for the 1987 Rugby World Cup and became the home of the New South Wales Waratahs. During this period, the venue was known as Waratah Rugby Park, until the Waratahs relocated to the Sydney Football Stadium.

Concord Oval

Concord Oval hosted five matches during the 1987 World Cup, with the highest attendance being 17,896 for the Australia v England pool 1 clash. It hosted three first-grade rugby league matches, with the Canterbury Bulldogs using it as a secondary home ground in 1994, with the highest attendance of their three home games being 19,572. Western Suburbs played a one-off game at St Luke's Park in 1963. West Harbour RFC has remained a long-term tenant, playing their NSW Club Rugby home games at the ground. Inter Lions SC has played games at Concord, while it is also the primary training and administration base of the Wests Tigers. The venue hasn't hosted elite sport for quite some time and its facilities have become somewhat outdated.

The ground features two similar grandstands on either side of the pitch with plenty of seating, most of which are undercover. Two small hills at each end allow for a total capacity of around 18,000. Concord Oval is famous for having the tallest goalposts in the southern hemisphere.

Concord Oval Details

Location
Address
Loftus St, Concord NSW 2137  
Capacity
5,000  
Seats
800 (16% of capacity)
Highest Crowd since 2003
 
Lights
No  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
No  
Opened
1985
Redeveloped
2022
Former/Other Names
Waratah Rugby Park
St Luke's Park
Zurich Centre
Sports Played
Rugby Union
Rugby League  
Home Teams
West Harbour RFC  
Last Event
 
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Directions
Accommodation
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