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Brookvale Oval

Brookvale Oval is an iconic sports ground tucked away in the Sydney suburb of Brookvale (officially known as Lottoland following a naming rights deal in 2017).

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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History has it that the suburb was previously known as Greendale, and its present name was adopted at a later date in line with the name given by the land’s original owner. During this period, a block of land nearby was used to host community functions. Over the years, the property was converted to create space for recreational activities which eventually gave way to the development of Brookvale Oval. During the Second World War, the grounds served as a training ground for the Defence Force.

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.

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