North Sydney Oval
North Sydney Oval is a picturesque old ground located north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and hosts a number of sports events throughout the year including cricket, rugby league and union. These days, the capacity of the ground is around 10,000 and it contains a number of grandstands, some of which were relocated from the SCG. These provide spectator seating for up to 8,000 people while there is a grass hill on the outer wing. Seven light towers provide the ground with good standard lighting for night matches.
The ground is most famously known as the home of former NRL team North Sydney Bears who now compete in the NSW Cup. It is also home of Northern Suburbs who play in the NSW Club Rugby Competition and is considered the home of women's cricket in Sydney, with the Sydney Sixers playing their WBBL home games at the venue, while international and men's domestic fixtures are also played there. Former NSL club Northern Spirit played their home games at the ground from the club's first year until the end of the 2003 season. In their opening few seasons, they attracted large crowds to the ground, including over 18,000 to their first ever home game - the record regular season crowd in the old competition. North Sydney also previously hosted pre-season AFL games for the Sydney Swans, and more recently, the NRL Women's State of Origin has been played at the venue.
North Sydney Oval Details
Northern Suburbs RC
Sydney Sixers (WBBL)