Regarded then as, geographically, the most suitable central region of Sydney for NSW Rugby's new home ground, the ground was the suburban base of Western Suburbs. In 1985, the bulldozers moved in, demolishing the ancient wooden grandstands, and the transformation began to turn it into a world-class Rugby stadium. It was completed for the 1987 Rugby World Cup. And it became the home of New South Wales which was previously the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Events held at Concord Oval in recent times include Rugby League, Soccer, and Club Rugby with West Harbour playing their home games at the venue in the NSW Club Rugby competition. Concord Oval has two identical grandstand on either side of the ground, and grass hills at either end.