Endeavour Field

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Remondis Stadium
Shark Park
Wooloware Endeavour Field.JPG
Former names Toyota Stadium
Toyota Park
Shark Park
Ronson Oval
Caltex Field
Endeavour Field
Location Woolooware, New South Wales
Coordinates 34°2′19″S 151°8′27″E / 34.03861°S 151.14083°E / -34.03861; 151.14083Coordinates: 34°2′19″S 151°8′27″E / 34.03861°S 151.14083°E / -34.03861; 151.14083
Owner Cronulla-Sutherland Rugby League Club
Operator Cronulla-Sutherland Rugby League Football Club
Capacity 22,000
Record attendance 22,302 - Sharks vs St George Illawarra, 2004
Surface Grass
Opened 1960
Tenants
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (NRL) (1968-present)
Olympic Sharks (NSL) (2001-2003)

Endeavour Field, currently known as Remondis Stadium during Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks matches,[1] is a rugby league stadium in the suburb of Woolooware, New South Wales, Australia. It is the current home ground for the Cronulla-Sutherland Rugby League Club, which represents the Cronulla and Sutherland Shire areas. It is colloquially known as Shark Park. The Sharkies Leagues Club sits beside Endeavour Field.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1960 and currently has a capacity of 22,000.

The Cronulla-Sutherland Rugby League Club own the stadium and Leagues Club next door, the only club in the NRL to own their own stadium. Local councils usually own sporting venues in Australia.

On 21 April 2006, the Federal Government announced a A$9.6 million grant would be given to the Cronulla Sharks to upgrade the stadium. The upgrade included a new covered stand to seat over 1,500 spectators at the southern end. The new stand was completed in time for the 2008 season.

Renovations are also planned for the ET Stand and the Peter Burns Stand. Facilities planned for the Leagues Club include a new swimming pool and a gym.

Ground usage[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

In the NRL competition, the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks team began playing at this venue in 1969 (they previously played at Sutherland Oval (1967 - 1968)). They have remained here ever since.

High turnout in crowd numbers are usual to when the Sharks play local-derby rivals, the St George Illawarra Dragons team. In the lead up to the 1997 Super League Final, crowd numbers were high at this venue. The ground attendance record is 22,302, which was set when the Sharks took on the Dragons in May 2004.

Soccer[edit]

The Sydney Olympic FC club played here for two seasons, from 2001 until 2003.

Naming rights[edit]

This sporting ground has had numerous naming rights to the ground, with the help of sponsorship deals. Names of this ground over the years have been:

  • Endeavour Field
  • Ronson Oval
  • Caltex Field
  • Shark Park
  • Toyota Park
  • Toyota Stadium
  • Sharks Stadium
  • Remondis Stadium (current)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks Stadium | Austadiums". Austadiums.com. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 

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