Shark Park (officially known as PointsBet Stadium) is the home ground of NRL club Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. The venue, which is owned by the Sharks, was originally built in 1960 and last upgraded in 2006. It consists of three grandstands, the ET Grandstand, the Peter Burns Stand which backs onto the Sharks Leagues Club and the 1,500-capacity Southern Grandstand which was completed in 2006 following a $9.6m grant from the Federal Government. The family hill is situated at the northern end, bringing the total capacity to 20,000, including seating for 11,000 spectators.
Originally known as Endeavour Field, the venue has had a number of commercial naming rights partners over time. It is believed to be the first Australian sports venue to hold a naming rights sponsor when it became Ronson Park in 1985. Since then it has been known as Caltex Park, Shark Park, Toyota Park/Stadium, Remondis Stadium, Southern Cross Group Stadium, and now PointsBet Stadium as of April 2019 as part of a four-year deal, after being known as Shark Park since the end of the 2018 NRL season. As well as Rugby League, the stadium has also played host to Football with Sydney Olympic in the old NSL playing at the venue between 2001 and 2003.
The Shark Park precinct underwent a redevelopment from 2020, forcing the Sharks to relocate home games Kogarah for two seasons. The club will return to their traditional home for the 2022 season, however capacity will be restricted to 12,000. While little of the stadium is being worked on, areas around it, including the leagues club which will re-open in mid-2023, will be impacted.
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