Langlands Park

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Rugby League match between home team Easts and the Redcliffe Dolphins, 2011

Langlands Park is a sporting venue in the suburb of Coorparoo, close to Stones Corner, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the home ground of the Easts Tigers, a rugby league team that competes in the Queensland Cup.

History[edit]

Soccer game at Langlands Park, 1948

Langlands Park is named for Langlands which was the name of the residence that previous existed on the property (owned by the local Nicklin family). When the property was subdivided, it was in part retained as a sporting reserve. This became the home of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket club, and was large enough to house two cricket fields. This was reduced to one cricket field when the cricket club moved to a new ground, and it is now home to the Easts Tigers. In 1999 the Easts Leagues club was built, as was a grandstand along the western side of the field. The ground capacity is now 5,000.

Amenities[edit]

Langlands Park has a swimming pool, the Langlands Park Memorial Pool, sports fields, a wood-fired barbecue, a fitness station (near Panitya Street), a picnic area (near Panitya Street), a playground (near Panitya Street), and a cycling/walking path.[1]

Events[edit]

In addition to being the home ground for the Easts Tigers, Langlands Park has also hosted:

  • City-Country representative rugby league matches
  • The 2005 Rugby League Student World Cup final

The largest crowd at Langlands Park was just over 8,000 for a game between Wests and Easts in 1977, however 5,000 people attended the ground on 11 September 2004 to watch Easts defeat the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls to make the 2004 Queensland Cup Grand Final.

Trivia[edit]

The pitch from the Langlands Park oval is currently the western-most pitch at the Gabba

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coorparoo parks". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°29′47″S 153°2′58″E / 27.49639°S 153.04944°E / -27.49639; 153.04944