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Southern Cross Group Stadium


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Southern Cross Group Stadium (Shark Park) is the home ground of the Cronulla Sharks and was purpose built for NRL matches in 1960 and last upgraded in 2006. Southern Cross Group Stadium hosts the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NRL team for 12 home games per season and a variety of community and commercial evets/uses.

Shark Park caters to a game day crowd average of 10,000, with attendance ranging between 7,000 and 16,000 over the course of the 12 NRL home games each season.

As well as the home of top-flight Rugby League, the Stadium has also played host to Football, is the home of the Sharks 10 fun run, has been host to the Trans-Tasman Touch Championships and many other sporting and community events.


History  

Originally recorgnised as the Endeavour Field, the now-Southern Cross Group Stadium has experiecned a number of naming rights partners over the time of it's existence. The ground was believed to be the first Australian sports venue to hold a naming rights partner, when known as Ronson Park in 1985.

The name was the first of many to follow, including Caltex Park, Shark Park (/Stadium 2013), Toyota Park (Stadium 2009-2011) and Remondis Stadium (2013-2015).

As of March 2016, Southern Cross Group forged a three-year naming rights deal with the Stadium.

Atmosphere

Recognised in the independent EY Sweeney report (November 2015) for the NRL as offering the best atmosphere in the competition, the Stadium was also ranked best for value of food and beverage; number '1' for sense of occasion, and voted in the top three for pre-game and half-time entertainment.

Southern Cross Group  

Our naming rights partner, Southern Cross Group is a nationally recognised provider of integrated facility services including cleaning, security, traffic control, facilities maintainence and concierge, along with establishing it's own Registered Training Organisation.

Stadium Information  

  • Located: 461 Captain Cook Drive, Woolooware, 2230, New South Wales.
  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Stadium contact: klindop@sharks.com.au
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