Lidcombe Oval

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Lidcombe Oval
Lidcombe Oval.jpg
Location Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′24″S 151°2′24″E / 33.85667°S 151.04000°E / -33.85667; 151.04000Coordinates: 33°51′24″S 151°2′24″E / 33.85667°S 151.04000°E / -33.85667; 151.04000
Capacity 20,000+
Record attendance 21,015
Surface Grass
Tenants
Wests Tigers NSW Cup
Western Suburbs Ron Massey Cup

Lidcombe Oval is a playing field in the Western Sydney suburb of Lidcombe, and is part of Wyatt Park. It is situated in the Western side of Church Street, on the northern side of the railway line. The ground has a capacity of more than 20,000 and is used mainly for football matches of various codes. It also has a cycling track around the outside of the playing surface.

Lidcombe Oval in use by the Ukrainian community in February 1964 to commemorate 150 years from the birth of the poet Taras Shevchenko. The cycle track, built in 1947 can be seen on the perimeter.

Ground Use[edit]

In the NSWRL competition, the ground was home of the Western Suburbs Magpies rugby league team from 1967 to 1986, before the club moved to Campbelltown Stadium in 1987. The attendance record for the ground is 21,015, set in 1978 for a club match between Wests and local rival Parramatta. The Magpies moved from the ground after the 1986 NSWRL season to Campbelltown Stadium due to deteriorating quality of the facilities at the ground as well as a chance to claim a vast amount of junior rugby league players in the south-western suburbs. Today the ground sees occasional use by the Wests Tigers NSW Cup team as well as the Western Suburbs in the Ron Massey Cup.

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