Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium

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Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium
Former names Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre
Location Corner Young & Curley Roads, Broadmeadow, New South Wales 2292
Coordinates 32°55′23″S 151°43′56″E / 32.92306°S 151.73222°E / -32.92306; 151.73222Coordinates: 32°55′23″S 151°43′56″E / 32.92306°S 151.73222°E / -32.92306; 151.73222
Operator Basketball Association of Newcastle
Capacity Basketball / Netball: 2,000 (approx)
Opened 1969
Newcastle Falcons (NBL) (1979-1991)

The Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium, also known as the Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre, is an indoor basketball stadium located in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and was the original home of the Newcastle Falcons of the National Basketball League from the origin of the league in 1979 until they moved to the newly built Newcastle Entertainment Centre from the 1992 NBL season.

On 18 July 1982, he stadium hosted the 1982 NBL Grand Final where the West Adelaide Bearcats defeated the Geelong Supercats 80-74.[1][2] The staging of an NBL game in Newcastle without the Falcons playing was possible due to the NBL's original policy of awarding the then single game Grand Final to a pre-determined venue regardless of the teams playing. The stadium also hosted the 1982 Semi-finals with West Adelaide defeating the Coburg Giants 94-74 and Geelong defeating the Nunawading Spectres 101-59. Both Semi-final games were played on 16 July. The Stadium later held the 2006 ABA National Finals.

The stadium is currently the home of the Basketball Association of Newcastle and can hold approximately 2,000 spectators.


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