AFL Football Grounds
AFL Football grounds are situated in each capital city of Australia with the showpiece being the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria, which caters for more than 100,000 enthusiastic football loving fans.
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The Melbourne Cricket Ground, or MCG as it is also known, is a world class sporting stadium and is home to the AFL Grand Final held each year in September. We have provided a quick guide below for all of the AFL Football grounds that are located in each state, including address, ground capacity and ground dimension.
AFL Football Ground Details
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND (MCG)
City: Melbourne Yarra Park, Jolimont, Vic, 3002
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 141 metres
Melbourne Cricket Ground, or the MCG, as it is commonly referred to, is the home of football in Victoria. The AFL Grand Final is played at the MCG each year, usually on the last Saturday in September. The MCG can hold more than 100,000 people and is widely regarded as one of the best sporting stadiums in the world.
Address: 740 Bourke St, Docklands, Vic, 3008
Ground dimensions: 159.5 metres x 128.8 metres
Etihad Stadium is Melbourne's second ground for AFL football and opened in the year 2000 as a replacement for the now defunct Waverley Park. Etihad Stadium has gone through a number of sponsorship changes over the years and was previously known as Colonial Stadium and Telstra Stadium, and has a seating capacity of more than 53,355 people.
Address: La Trobe Terrace, Geelong, Vic
Ground dimensions: 170 metres x 115 metres
Simonds Stadium is home to the Geelong Football Club and is situated at Kardinia Park in the Victorian regional city of Geelong, which is around 75 kilometres west of Melbourne. The stadium was built in 1941 and has been known as Kardinia Park, Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium and Skilled Stadium over the years.
A number of major redevelopments in the past few years has resulted in night games being played during the home and away season and the ground itself can seat more than 28,000 people on game day.
New South Wales
SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND (SCG)
Address: Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW, 2021
Ground dimensions: 149 metres x 136 metres
Sydney Cricket Ground, or SCG, is home to the Sydney Swans, who were formerly known as South Melbourne in the old VFL, before they relocated to Sydney in 1982 to become the Sydney Swans. The SCG can seat more than 43,000 people but is smaller in dimension than most AFL grounds, providing the Swans with a clear home ground advantage when playing games there.
Address: Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2140
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 118 metres
ANZ Stadium is owned by the Stadium Australia Group and is situated in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney. The Sydney Swans play home games there against the bigger drawing opponents like Collingwood, Geelong and Hawthorn. The smaller seating capacity of the SCG means the Swans also play finals matches at ANZ Stadium to accomodate more people.
SPOTLESS STADIUM (Formerly Skoda Stadium)
City: Sydney (Sydney Showground Stadium)
Address: Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2140
Ground dimensions: 164 metres x 123 metres
Spotless Stadium, previously known as Skoda Stadium, is the Sydney Showground Stadium at the Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park. It is home to the Greater Western Sydney Giants during the AFL season and can hold around 25,000 people.
BLACKTOWN INTERNATIONAL SPORTSPARK
Address: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill, NSW, 2766
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 135 metres
Located in Rooty Hill in Sydney,
Blacktown International Sportspark was the home base for the GWS Giants from 2010 to 2012. The Giants are now based at Olympic Park in Sydney.
Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Ground dimensions: 167.05 x 123.93
Adelaide Oval is located close to the Adelaide CBD and is home to the Adelaide Crows & Port Adelaide football clubs in the AFL. The stadium has undergone major redevelopments over the past few years to make it an exciting football venue for Crows & Power fans to make plenty of noise when visiting teams come to play.
Patersons Stadium (formerly Subiaco Oval)
Address: Subiaco Road, Subiaco, WA, 6904
Ground dimensions: 175.6 metres x 122.4 metres
Patersons Stadium is situated in Subiaco, a suburb of Perth, and is home to the West Coast Eagles & Fremantle Dockers Football Clubs in the AFL. It is one of the bigger footy grounds for AFL football and is also known as Subiaco Oval.
Address: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4105
Ground dimensions: 156 metres x 138 metres
Gabba, or the Brisbane Cricket Ground as it is known, is located in the suburb of Woolloongabba, Brisbane and is home to the Brisbane Lions Football Club in the AFL.
Address: Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD, 4211
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 134 metres
Metricon Stadium, or Carrara Stadium as it is known, is located on the Gold Coast in Queensland and is home to the Gold Coast Suns Football Club in the AFL.
Cazaly's Stadium (Bundaberg Rum Stadium)
Address: Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt QLD 4870
Ground dimensions: 172.5 metres x 149 metres
Formerly known as Bundaberg Rum Stadium,
Cazaly's Stadium hosts minimal AFL preseason and winter matches during the year and is located in the suburb of Westcourt, Cairns. The current stadium name is in honour of former VFL star Roy Cazaly.
Address: Manuka Circle, Griffith, ACT, 2603
Ground dimensions: 162.5 metres x 138.4 metres
Manuka Oval, also known as StarTrack Oval Canberra, is located in the suburb of Griffith in Canberra and hosts preseason and home and away matches for the GWS Giants.
City: Launceston (York Park)
Address: Invermay TAS 7248
Ground dimensions: 165 metres x 135 metres
Aurora Stadium, or York Park as it is known, is the home away from home for Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL and is located in the city of Launceston in northern Tasmania. The ground can hold up to 20,000 people and is not far away from the Launceston’s CBD.
City: Hobart (Bellerive Oval)
Address: 15 Derwent Street, Bellerive TAS 7018
Ground dimensions: 175 metres * 133.5 metres
Blundstone Arena, or Bellerive Oval as it is known, is situated in Bellerive, Hobart in Tasmania and hosts two home games each season for the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. The ground can accomodate more than 16,000 people and also hosts Test cricket matches.
Northern Territory (NT)
Address: Darwin, NT
Ground dimensions: 175 metres x 135 metres
TIO Stadium, also known as Marrara Stadium & Football Park, hosts AFL football matches in Darwin in the Northern Territory. AFL matches played here are primarily between low fanbase clubs where deals have structured to play each year in Darwin over a set period of time.
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