Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Brookvale Oval has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
The grounds are owned and managed by the Northern Beaches Council and plays host to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles NRL team. The stadium has a capacity of 23,000 people, making it a preferred and popular destination for many sports events.
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In the years that followed, the grounds played host to many different events that included trotting and ring events. The trotting track occupied a large part of the park with lighting for night events. Renovations were carried out that involved the addition of stands with pavilions built to provide space for displays.
Once the Sea Eagles team was formed, the horse events were moved to a different location, giving way to the popularity of rugby matches being played on site. Brookvale Oval underwent renovations after this to pave the way for grandstands on the southern and western parts of the grounds. The Jane Try Stand is one of the few grandstands across the country that’s named after a woman, with other stands including the Ken Arthurson and the Fulton-Menzies.
While the primary use of the park revolves around hosting rugby matches, only a small portion of Brookvale Oval is available for public use at the northern part of the park. It’s fascinating to learn that since the park’s official club started playing here, more than seven million people have visited the park over the years.