Cromer Park

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Cromer Park
Cromer Park Synthetic Playing Surface
Full name Cromer Park
Location Cromer, Sydney, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°44′24″S 151°17′9″E / 33.74000°S 151.28583°E / -33.74000; 151.28583Coordinates: 33°44′24″S 151°17′9″E / 33.74000°S 151.28583°E / -33.74000; 151.28583
Owner Northern Beaches Council
Capacity 5,000
Surface Field Turf Revolution Synthetic grass
Built lights (2001), grandstand (2004), perimeter seating (2010), synthetic field (2012)
Opened Synthetic surface officially opened 1 July 2012
Manly Utd - MWFA

Cromer Park is a community football (soccer) ground located in the Northern Beaches suburb of Cromer in Sydney. It is home to Manly United FC and Manly Warringah Football Association.


In 1969, the area was selected to be the site of Cromer High School, but was found to be too swampy.[1]

The Park was first developed in the 1970s.[1]

Structure and facilities[edit]

The stadium has an 900-seat grandstand named after Lucas Neill the 50th captain of the Socceroos and ex Blackburn Rovers FC & West Ham United player. Neill played for Manly United FC as a junior, before moving overseas. The Lucas Neill Stand is situated on the western side of the field together with another 800 seats around the perimeter. There are change rooms, toilets and canteen facilities located on the northern side. Adjacent to Cromer Park on the eastern side is the Manly Warringah Football's licensed clubhouse and administration office of Manly Warringah Football Association[2] and Manly United FC.[3]

The playing surface has been upgraded to a generation4 synthetic surface, manufactured by Field Turf.[4] completed in June 2012.[5] The synthetic surface has a mixture of cryogenic rubber and sand infill. The playing field dimensions are 76m x 125m with line marking 68m x 110m.[6]

Stormwater harvesting was integrated into the design of the synthetic field to irrigate fields 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Cromer Park.[7]


Cromer Park is accessible by Sydney Bus routes 153, 179, and E79.


  1. ^ a b "Cromer". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manly Warringah Football Association". Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Manly United Football Club". Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "FieldTurf Revolution". FieldTurf. Archived from the original on 11 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Cromer Park set for synthetic surface - Football NSW Article
  6. ^ Australian Leisure
  7. ^ "Local Government Sustainability". Environment and Heritage. NSW Government. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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