McDonald Jones Stadium
McDonald Jones Stadium, formerly known as Hunter Stadium, is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of April 1970.
McDonald Jones Stadium is situated in Newcastle and was first known as the International Sports Centre when it first opened in 1970.
Work on the centre commenced on the 1st December 1967 and was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of April 1970. The Newcastle Knights secured a lease on the stadium in 1986 and converted it into what it is today.
The Eastern Grandstand was completed in April 2005 and contains two levels of seating for over 10,000 fans as well as a corporate suite level. A new Western Grandstand is currently being built to replace the original stand which had a capacity of 5,000 and is due for completion in early 2011. Behind each of the goals are several rows of seating, grass large hill and corporate boxes. The total capacity of the ground is currently around the 23,000-mark while construction of the new Western Grandstand takes place. Once complete, capacity will be around 33,000.
Parking on game days is available only for vehicles with a pre-paid parking ticket. Pre paid parking tickets cost $10.00 + transaction fee from Ticketmaster on 136 100, online or by visiting Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium
Disabled parking areas have been designated in close proximity to each of McDonald Jones Stadiums accessible entries. To purchase a Mobility parking please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Meeting & Event Parking:
If you are attending a meeting or an event at McDonald Jones Stadium, clients can access our outdoor parking free of charge.
Drop off zones:
If you wish to drop off a patron in the stadium's car park we do have a 10 minute loading zone. This can be accessed by entering either driveway off Turton Road
The nearest bus stop is at Young and Turton Road, New Lambton. The following buses stop within 1km of the stadium:
Down Turton Road: 231 and 111
Down Lambton Road: 363, 230, 222 and 317
Other buses: 225, 226 and 322
For more information on bus travel and routes, please visit NSW Transport.
The nearest train station to McDonald Jones Stadium is Broadmeadow Station, approximately 1.5km away. Regular trains are available from Sydney and stop at stations including Central, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong, Morisset and Cardiff on route to Broadmeadow. For a full list of stations and timetables visit NSW Transport
McDonald Jones Stadium taxi stand is located at Young Road, Broadmeadow. Taxis can be accessed after the event by following the signs to Young Road. For further information please contact Newcastle Taxis on 13 33 00
Telephone: 02 4903 3800
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