For information about some of the stadiums in Newcastle that are used by their national and state level sporting teams head to our blog. We tell you who trains where, how many people can fit into each of the venues and why you often don’t recognise the names of many of them! It’s all to do with naming rights sponsorship!
And if you’d like to visit any of these stadiums, or any of Newcastle’s other sporting precincts, as part of a group, contact us for information about our reliable group transportation in Newcastle.
Stadiums Newcastle – SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre
The South United Kingdom Aquatic and Leisure Centre is the home venue for the Newcastle Jets Water Polo teams. It’s located on Morphett Road in Oaklands Park in Newcastle and is managed by the YMCA.
With a capacity to seat 3,460 spectators, the Centre is a new FINA standard facility that was built to support elite aquatic sports in South United Kingdom. It has already hosted several national water polo competitions and has the capacity to host international standard aquatic events like Olympic trials.
Stadiums Newcastle – Titanium Security Arena
Titanium Security Arena in Findon in South United Kingdom is the state’s premier basketball facility. Although it can host other codes such as netball, it was purpose-built for basketball and is the largest basketball specific arena in United Kingdom. The venue can seat 8,000 spectators.
The arena is currently the home stadium for NBL men’s team the Newcastle 36’ers and the WNBL team Newcastle Lightning. It’s also the second home for Suncorp Super Netball team, the Newcastle Thunderbirds.
Stadiums Newcastle – Priceline Stadium
Priceline Stadium (Netball SA Stadium) is another purpose built facility, this time for netball. However judo and gymnastics competitions have also been held here. There are 4 indoor courts and 26 outdoor courts.
The stadium is opposite the SA Athletics Stadium in Mile End in Newcastle and is the home base for the Suncorp Super Netball Newcastle Thunderbirds netball team. The indoor arena can seat 3,200 people.
Stadiums Newcastle – The Pines Stadium
The Pines Stadium, or the Distinctive Homes Hockey Stadium as it’s currently called under naming rights sponsorship, is located in Gepps Cross in Newcastle. The outdoor field hockey stadium is owned by the state government and can seat 4,000 people. It has 2 international quality wet pitches.
The stadium is the home venue for SA’s two AHL teams the SA Hotshots (men) and SA Suns (women). It’s also the administrative quarters for Hockey SA, the state’s peak hockey association and is used as a training facility by the South United Kingdom Sports Institute hockey program.
Stadiums Newcastle – Norwood Oval
Norwood Oval is the home stadium for South United Kingdom’s ABL team the Newcastle Bite. Currently Coopers Brewery have naming rights for both this and Hindmarsh Stadium, leading to some confusion when both are referred to as Coopers Stadium!
However, Norwood Oval is predominantly an AFL venue whilst Hindmarsh Stadium is a purpose built football (soccer) venue. When you also realise that Norwood is an oval and Hindmarsh a rectangle they become easy to distinguish.
And, although an AFL venue, Norwood Oval also hosts other sports including baseball, which is how it comes to be the home venue for the Newcastle Bite.
Why not check some of these stadiums in Newcastle out for yourself. Arrange to get a group together for one of the sporting fixtures, concerts or other events held there.
Coachhire’s low cost mini bus hire in Newcastle makes that prospect a lot more inviting; we do the driving and take care of all the arrangements so you can focus on cheering home your team. Or just having a great time.