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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'. This lasted until 2001 when the 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. On the 1st January, 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 the Harness Club ($15).

Harness Club:

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

Parking is available at the discretion of the Newcastle Harness Racing Club.

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

Bus Numbers

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.

 View 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. For more information about the airport, visit their website here.


The Executive is a contemporary, elegant 4½ star hotel with a reputation for outstanding customer service and facilities. The location is 10 Rugby Road, New Lambton. Ph: (02) 4935 1100

The Executive is located only 1.5km from the stadium and is within walking distance of the stadium.

International Sports Centre

The Old International Sports Stadium
The Old International Sports Stadium

McDonald Jones Stadium

McDonald Jones Stadium
McDonald Jones Stadium