Hunter Stadium, formerly known as Ausgrid Stadium/Energy Australia 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. In 1992, local tyre outlet Marathon Tyres became the naming rights sponsor for the stadium, and it was renamed Marathon Stadium, which lasted until 2001 when energy supplier Energy Australia took over the naming rights. In February 2011 the stadium was renamed to Ausgrid Stadium after the following company name change. As of 1 January 2012, the stadium is known as Hunter Stadium.
Hunter Stadium is located at Turton Rd, New Lambton, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Newcastle CBD.
The venue has onsite parking, available to the general public for $7.00 per car. Parking is available on first-come-first-serve basis. Alternative parking is available in the adjacent trotting track car park (except during race meetings).
The nearest bus stop is Cnr Rex and Turton Road, New Lambton. The following buses go within 1km of the stadium:
Down Turton Road: 231, 111
Down Lambton Rd: 363, 230, 222, 317
For more information on bus travel, including timetables, please visit Newcastle Buses.
The nearest train station to Ausgrid Stadium is Broadmeadow Station – approximately 10 minutes walk. 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 CityRail
The nearest airport to Ausgrid Stadium is Newcastle Airport at Williamtown, approximately a 30 minute drive from the stadium.
The Executive Inn (Wests Group Australia) is a contemporary, elegant 4 ½ star hotel with a reputation for outstanding customer service and facilities. The Executive Inn is located only 1.5km from the stadium, approximately a 2 minute drive.
10 Rugby Rd
New Lambton NSW 2305
(02) 4935 1100
The Old- Marathon Stadium
The New- Hunter Stadium