Robina Stadium

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Cbus Super Stadium
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Former names Skilled Park
Location Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland
Coordinates 28°4′1″S 153°22′44″E / 28.06694°S 153.37889°E / -28.06694; 153.37889Coordinates: 28°4′1″S 153°22′44″E / 28.06694°S 153.37889°E / -28.06694; 153.37889
Owner Queensland Government
Operator Major Sports Facilities Authority
Capacity 27,400[1]
Record attendance 27,227 - Titans vs Brisbane, 2009
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2006
Opened February 2008
Construction cost A$ 160 million
Architect Populous
Tenants
Gold Coast Titans (NRL) (2008-present)
Gold Coast United (A-League) (2009-2012)
2018 Commonwealth Games (Rugby 7s)
Queensland Brigade (LFL Australia) (2013-present)

Robina Stadium, currently known as its sponsored name Cbus Super Stadium, is a rectangular football stadium in the Gold Coast suburb of Robina, Queensland. It is the home ground to the National Rugby League's Gold Coast Titans and the LFL Australia's Queensland Brigade. Starting in 2011, it has been the home of the Gold Coast Sevens, the country's leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

Construction of the venue started in 2006, and finished in February 2008, in time for the 2008 National Rugby League season, when it became the new home of the Titans.

The Stadium[edit]

Robina Stadium is located in the satellite growth suburb of Robina, next to Robina railway station. The stadium is effectively a smaller version of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, and was designed by the same company. The project was funded by the Queensland Government. On 27 September 2006, it was announced that the new ground would be renamed Skilled Park after SKILLED Group won the naming rights to the stadium. The land for the site was purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and gifted to the Queensland Government to build the Stadium.

Sports Minister Judy Spence announced that the new stadium will now be able to seat 27,400 people instead of 25,000. This came after workers on the site found extra space for about 2,400 seats across the stadium while construction was in progress.[2]

Robina Stadium hosted 2 matches in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, which was held in Australia. The first saw eventual tournament champions New Zealand defeat Papua New Guinea 48-6. The second, a Semi-final Qualifier, saw a Jarryd Hayne led Fiji defeat Ireland 30-14. The ground also became host to the newly created A-League side, Gold Coast United, starting in 2009-10.

The ground first saw finals football when the Titans, in their first finals appearance, hosted the Brisbane Broncos in the first week of the 2009 NRL season play-offs. This ground also witnessed finals when the Gold Coast Titans defeated the New Zealand Warriors 28-16 in the 2010 finals.

Beginning in November 2011, the stadium will host the Gold Coast Sevens, the first event in the annual IRB Sevens World Series of rugby sevens. The country's leg of the series had previously been staged in Adelaide in early autumn (March/April) at the Adelaide Oval, but was put up for bidding upon the expiry of Adelaide's hosting contract.[3][4]

In Round 4 of the 2014 NRL season, a 3 foot brown snake invaded the stadium, now known as Cbus Super Stadium, during a match between the Titans and Queensland rivals the North Queensland Cowboys. No one was injured, with the snake remaining in the southeast corner until midway through the game.

NRL Records[edit]

  • Highest Team Score:
  • Largest Winning Margin:
  • 36 pts – Gold Coast Titans (36) def. Canberra Raiders (0), 17 March 2013
  • 30 pts – Gold Coast Titans (36) def. Wests Tigers (6), 4 August 2013
  • 28 pts – South Sydney Rabbitohs (32) def. Gold Coast Titans (4), 27 July 2013
  • 24 pts – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (36) def. Gold Coast Titans (12), 25 June 2011
  • 24 pts – Melbourne Storm (40) def. Gold Coast Titans (16), 13 August 2011
  • Lowest Team Score:
  • 0 pts – Canberra Raiders vs. Gold Coast Titans, 17 March 2013
  • 0 pts – Melbourne Storm vs. Gold Coast Titans, 9 June 2008
  • 4 pts – Gold Coast Titans vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs, 27 July 2013
  • 4 pts – Canberra Raiders vs. Gold Coast Titans, 27 March 2010
  • 4 pts – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks vs. Gold Coast Titans, 29 March 2008
  • Most Tries in a Game:
  • Most Points in a Game:
  • 20 (2.6.0) – Scott Prince, Gold Coast Titans vs. Wests Tigers, 29 August 2009
  • 20 (2.6.0) – Michael Gordon, Penrith Panthers vs. Gold Coast Titans, 19 July 2008
  • 18 (1.7.0) – Scott Prince, Gold Coast Titans vs. Penrith Panthers, 1 May 2010
  • 18 (2.5.0) – James Maloney, New Zealand Warriors vs. Gold Coast Titans, 8 May 2011
  • 17 (1.6.1) – Scott Prince, Gold Coast Titans vs. North Queensland Cowboys, 14 August 2010
  • Most Games Played:


  • Most Tries Scored:
  • Most Points Scored:
  • 377 (11.166.1) – Scott Prince (Gold Coast Titans/Brisbane Broncos)
  • 108 (27.0.0) – David Mead (Gold Coast Titans)
  • 96 (24.0.0) – Kevin Gordon (Gold Coast Titans)
  • 91 (12.21.1) – Mat Rogers (Gold Coast Titans)
  • 82 (3.34.2) – Aidan Sezer (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Longest Undefeated Streak:

Attendance[edit]

The stadium produced a record attendance of 27,176 on 18 April 2008 when it hosted the Heritage Round National Rugby League match between Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos.[5] This figure was surpassed by a crowd of 27,227 on 12 September in a match against the same team in the 3rd qualifying final of the NRL Finals Series 2009.

Rugby League Test Matches[edit]

List of rugby league Test and World Cup matches played at Robina Stadium since its opening in 2008.[6]

Test# Date Result Attendance
1 1 November 2008* New Zealand def. Papua New Guinea 48-6 10,780
2 10 November 2008* Fiji def. Ireland 30-14 8,224
3 6 May 2011** Australia def. New Zealand 20-10 26,301

* Matches played as part of the 2008 World Cup.
** 2011 ANZAC Test.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government
  2. ^ (OFFLINE) Board Offline
  3. ^ "Gold Coast to Become New Home for Australian Sevens" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gold Coast Sevens". Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Titans hang on to down Broncos". NRL.com and Telstra Corporation Ltd. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  6. ^ Robina Stadium results @ Rugby League Project

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