Campbelltown Stadium

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Campbelltown Stadium
Campbelltown Stadium.jpg
Former names Orana Park, Campbelltown Sports Ground
Location Pembroke Rd, Campbelltown , New South Wales 2560
Coordinates 34°3′1″S 150°50′1″E / 34.05028°S 150.83361°E / -34.05028; 150.83361Coordinates: 34°3′1″S 150°50′1″E / 34.05028°S 150.83361°E / -34.05028; 150.83361
Owner Campbelltown City Council
Operator Campbelltown City Council
Surface Grass
Capacity 20,000
Tenants
Western Suburbs Magpies (QLDRL/QRL/NRL) (1987-1999)
Wests Tigers (NRL) (2000-present)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC W-League (W-League) (2012-present)

Campbelltown Stadium, formerly Orana Park and Campbelltown Sports Ground, is a rugby league stadium in Leumeah, New South Wales, Australia, owned by Campbelltown City Council. It is the full-time home ground for the Western Suburbs Magpies District Rugby League Football Club and is one of three home grounds for the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club. The stadium has a nominal capacity of 20,000, with a recorded highest crowd figure of 20,527 for a game between Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys in NRL season 2005. It is located adjacent to Leumeah railway station.

History[edit]

Campbelltown Stadium has been used for top level rugby league since 1987 when the Western Suburbs Magpies made the move from their inner western base of Lidcombe. At that time the ground was known as Orana Park. The Magpies had made the move in a bid to provide a more assured future as their new home was based in a rapidly expanding area in the outer south-west of Sydney. A new leagues club was developed next to the ground.

Sports played at Campbelltown Stadium[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

In the National Rugby League, the stadium was home to the Western Suburbs Magpies club from 1987 until 1999. The Magpies had merged with the Balmain Tigers for the 2000 season to form the West Tigers, and thus, since 2000, this ground is being used on an occasional basis by the Wests Tigers, with four of their twelve annual home games played there, in accordance with their stadium deals.

The record crowd for the ground for a rugby league match has been 20,527 between the West Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys on 14 August 2005.

Association football[edit]

On 19 July 2008 Australian A-League team Sydney FC played their first Pre-Season Cup match against Queensland Roar. Sydney won the match 2–1 in front of roughly 4,500 fans. Sydney FC also played a pre-season friendly here in preparation for their 2010-11 A-League season against local club Macarthur Rams in which Sydney won 1–0.

Sydney FC played their first premiership match for A-League points at Campbelltown Stadium against Perth Glory on 18 January 2012 (originally to be played on 7 December 2011).[1] The game ended up on a 1-1 draw.

The stadium was host for the local Macarthur Soccer Federation Premier League finals in September 2012.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC defeated Newcastle Jets FC 2-1 in a 2012–13 season Regional Round match at the venue.

Panorama of Campbelltown Stadium prior to Western Sydney Wanderers FC defeating Newcastle Jets FC 2-1 in the 2012-13 A-League season

References[edit]

  1. ^ FFA Take A-League Into The Regions, au.fourfourtwo.com, 29 September 2011. Retrieved on 13 November 2011.

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