A new 11,000-capacity venue has been built at the Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct, alongside the old venue it replaces. The new Scully Park (formerly known as Oval 2) opened in June 2015 and features a main grandstanding with seating for 700 and lighting.
The capacity has been boosted from about 2500 to 11,000 following a $3.2 million partnership with council, the state government and the Wests Entertainment Group.
The parties overcame staunch opposition from conservationists, motel owners and a handful of prominent footballers, to upgrade the ground 70 metres away from the original version, which has played host to the likes of Andrew Johns, Ellery Hanley and Steve Menzies over the years.
The newly redeveloped venue is already slated to host the 2016 City-Country fixture, and now the plan is to attract Tamworth's first NRL match.
Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct features a new 700-seat covered grandstand comprising of two change rooms, ice baths, showers, toilets, medical and referees’ rooms, bar and kiosk facilities, five corporate suites, broadcast and media boxes and disabled seating capabilities.