Lambert Park (Leichhardt)

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Lambert Park
Lambert Park, Leichhardt.jpg
Former names Lambert Park
Location Leichhardt, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°53′4.92″S 151°9′26.28″E / 33.8847000°S 151.1573000°E / -33.8847000; 151.1573000Coordinates: 33°53′4.92″S 151°9′26.28″E / 33.8847000°S 151.1573000°E / -33.8847000; 151.1573000
Capacity 2,000 (seated)
7,000 capacity
Surface Grass
Opened 1954
Tenants
APIA Leichhardt Tigers

Lambert Park is a purpose-built football (soccer) stadium in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia. It is the home ground of the APIA Leichhardt Tigers.

The stadium is peculiar in that it runs east to west, rather than north to south. The stadium has a nominal capacity of 7000, with 2000 seated in two main stands on either side of the playing field. In the southern of these stands there are dressing room facilities, a social club with views of the game, press facilities and media facilities. The northern stand runs the full length of the playing field, seating around 1200 spectators in 8 rows. This stand is regularly full for New South Wales Premier League encounters, with attendances at the ground in the last few seasons ranging from 800 to 3000 spectators. The western and eastern ends behind the goals are hilled, bringing the ground capacity to around 6000 spectators.

In March, 2011 as part of the campaign from the NSW Liberal Party ahead of the New South Wales state election, 2011 leader Barry O'Farrell promised $2.2 million would be spent upgrading Lambert Park. This would include a new Synthetic playing field, installation of a new perimeter fence, a new club house including bigger dressing rooms for players and officials.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Liberals splash millions to upgrade soccer grounds". StreetCorner. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "NSW Liberals and Nationals announce $2.2 million upgrade to Lambert Park". APIA Tigers. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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