Netball SA Stadium

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Netball SA Stadium
Location 155 Railway Tce, Mile End, South Australia
Coordinates 34°55′57″S 138°34′43″E / 34.93250°S 138.57861°E / -34.93250; 138.57861Coordinates: 34°55′57″S 138°34′43″E / 34.93250°S 138.57861°E / -34.93250; 138.57861
Opened 14 March 2001
Operator Office of Recreation & Sport
Surface Sprung wooden floors
Construction cost A$11.1m
Capacity 3,200
Tenants
Adelaide Thunderbirds (ANZ Championship) (2008-present)
Adelaide Ravens (CBT) (2001-2008)
Netball SA

Netball SA Stadium (formerly known as ETSA Park) is a sporting venue located in Adelaide, South Australia, opposite Santos Stadium, Adelaide's premier athletics stadium. It is a specialist netball facility, hosting matches in the Trans-Tasman ANZ Championship, National Australian National League and State League Subway Cup, as well as some international matches. It is also the venue for the Australian Metropolitan Netball League (AMND) Competition, as well as several other indoor sports, including judo and gymnastics. It contains four indoor netball courts, which seat up to 3,200 people, and 26 outdoor courts for more minor games. It is located on former railway yards in the suburb of Mile End. State electricity company ETSA Utilities previously held naming rights to the stadium, which was initially named ETSA Park.

The venue officially opened in March 2001 as a specialist netball facility in the state, at a cost of A$11.1 million. This had been sorely needed, as the formation of the national Commonwealth Bank Trophy had meant that the two new Adelaide teams, the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the now-defunct Adelaide Ravens had needed a permanent base with proper facilities, with all prior games being held at the larger 8,000 seat Adelaide Arena. It also provided an improved venue for many of the amateur competitions in the city.

Due to the increasing popularity of netball in Australia, as well as the on court success of the Thunderbirds, games such as the ANZ Championship Grand Final, and high profile international games, are held at the 11,000 seat Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

External links[edit]

  • ETSA Park at Netball SA
  • ETSA Park at Austadiums
  • [1] Subway Cup State League
  • [2] Australian Metropolitan Netball Division
  • [3] Netball Australia