GMHBA Stadium

GMHBA Stadium

GMHBA Stadium (traditionally known as Kardinia Park) is the home of football in Geelong and is one of the largest regional stadiums in Australia. Following the recent completion of the new Brownlow Stand, the stadium now has a capacity of 36,000.

The stadium features six grandstands and the Gary Ablett Terrace. The Players Stand has seating for 9,340. Built prior to that was the Premiership Stand (4,714 seats) and the Reg Hickey Stand on the outer wing which seats 6,098. The final stage of the redevelopment will make the stadium an all-seater venue.

Kardinia Park has had a number of names over the years following naming rights agreements including Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium, Skilled Stadium and its current name, Simonds Stadium. As well as AFL, the venue has also played host to domestic cricket, pre-season rugby league, rugby union and soccer matches. As of 1st January 2018, the venue became GMHBA Stadium.

Home of the Geelong Cats - AFL, AFLW & VFL - the stadium also hosts some cricket matches with the Melbourne Renegades playing one BBL game per season. The Melbourne Storm (NRL) and Melbourne Renegades (Super Rugby) also play occasional pre-season matches there, and as of 2019/20, new A-League club Western Melbourne will play at least two seasons at the stadium until their new home ground is built. It'll also host matches during the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

Kardinia Park

Location
Address
La Trobe Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220. Tel: 03 5225 2300  
Capacity
36,000  
Record Crowd
49,109 - 30/8/1952 - VFL
Geelong v Carlton
Highest Crowd since 2003
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
Yes  
Arena Dimensions
170 x 115m
Opened
1941
Redeveloped
2013
Former/Other Names
Kardinia Park
Shell Stadium
Baytec Stadium
Skilled Stadium
Simonds Stadium
Ticket Agent
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Sports Played
Australian Football
Football
Cricket  
Home Teams
Geelong Cats (AFL, AFLW, VFL)
Western Melbourne (A-League)  
Historic Events
2020 ICC T20 World Cup
Last Event
Next Event
Directions
Geelong is 75 kilometres down the Princes Highway from Melbourne, via the Westgate Bridge.
Transport
V/Line runs matchday services between South Geelong and Spencer Street hourly. Kardinia Park is a short walk from South Geelong station.
Parking
There is limited parking within Kardinia Park for patrons attending events. Limited street parking is available, but drivers are advised to read parking signs carefully as residential parking schemes apply.
Accommodation
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