Wade Park

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Wade Park
Location Orange, New South Wales
Capacity 8,000
Surface Grass
Tenants
New South Wales Country Eagles (NRC) (2014-present)

Wade Park is a sports ground originally constructed for cricket located in the town of Orange, New South Wales, Australia.

The park has hosted Shefield shield matches, an International T20 match between Hong Kong and Sydney Thunder plus a number of competitive A-League matches featuring the Central Coast Mariners FC – in 2006's Pre-Season against Adelaide United (resulting in a 0–0 draw), and then again in 2007 when the Mariners and Queensland Roar played out a 1–1 draw. Crowds of approximately 3,000 made an appearance at these fixtures. It hosted the 2009 City vs Country Origin NRL Game.

The City vs Country Rugby League Game was a huge success. It more than doubled the A league games attendance with a crowd of over 8,000 people. An impressive feat considering Orange has population of only 40,000. This also indicates that rugby league is a very strong sport in the NSW Country. Rugby League is very much the heart of NSW especially the country areas.

The ground is home to the Orange Hawks' Group 10 rugby league team.[1] It is also one of the home grounds for the NSW Country Eagles team that plays in the National Rugby Championship.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A-League leads to Wade Park makeover". Central Western Daily. 2006-07-01. Retrieved 2006-07-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ Jackson, Ed (20 August 2014). "Australian rugby set for provincial reboot". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fixtures draw". Australian Rugby. 16 July 2014. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°17′21″S 149°6′5″E / 33.28917°S 149.10139°E / -33.28917; 149.10139