Stadium Information

McDonald Jones 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 April 10 in 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 January 1, 2012, the stadium became known as Hunter Stadium.

McDonald Jones Stadium is located at Turton Road in New Lambton, approximately 10 minutes drive from Newcastle's CBD.


Members and supporters have the option of unreserved parking at District Park ($7) and the Harness Club ($10).

Harness Club:

· No reserved parking
· $10 per vehicle
· Entry via Jackson Street

District Park:

· No reserved parking
· $7 per vehicle
· Open subject to weather conditions
· Entry is off Lambton Rd, into Bavin St and Perth Rd

The nearest bus stop is Cnr Rex and Turton Road, New Lambton. The following buses go within 1km of the stadium:

Bus Numbers

Turton Road: 27

Lambton Road: 13, 23, 25, 26 and 27


For more information on bus travel, including timetables, please visit Newcastle Transport.


The nearest train station to McDonald Jones 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 Transport NSW.


The nearest airport to McDonald Jones Stadium is Newcastle Airport at Williamtown, approximately a 30 minute drive from the stadium.


The Executive Inn (Wests Group Australia) is a contemporary, elegant 4½ star hotel with a reputation for outstanding customer service and facilities. The Executive Inn is located only 1.5km from the stadium.

Executive Inn
10 Rugby Rd
New Lambton NSW 2305
(02) 4935 1100

The Old - International Sports Centre

The New - McDonald Jones Stadium