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Encyclopedia > Brookvale Oval
Brookvale Oval
Location Pittwater Road
Brookvake, NSW 2100
Opened 1911
Owner Warringah Council
Surface Grass
Tenants
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (NRL) (1947-1999, 2003-Present)
Northern Eagles (NRL) (2000-2002)
Capacity
Approximately 23,000

Brookvale Oval is a sporting ground located at Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia. The ground is owned by Warringah Council and is primarily used by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles rugby league team. Brookvale Oval has an approximate capacity of 23,000 people. Brookvale is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Warringah is a local council area in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, Australia. ... The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... The National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a professional competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australasias primary rugby league competition. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Northern Eagles were a short-lived Rugby League team, formed during the rationalisation of the National Rugby League by the merger of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the North Sydney Bears, in 2000. ... The National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a professional competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australasias primary rugby league competition. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Brookvale is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Warringah is a local council area in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, Australia. ... The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...


As of 2006, Brookvale Oval is the most played-on Australian professional rugby league ground in active usage in the National Rugby League, having hosted over 550 first grade games. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a professional competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australasias primary rugby league competition. ...

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History

In the late nineteenth century, the suburb of Brookvale was known as Greendale. The name Brookvale was later adopted as that was the name of the home built by the original grantee of the land, William Francis Parker. It was in this area that Dan Farrell built his stone house called "Inverness" which was later to become Manly Leagues Club. Brookvale is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...


A block of nearby land called Farrell's Paddocks was sometimes used for local community events. This land was originally granted to William Redman in 1857. The original parcel was subsequently subdivided into smaller lots and sold. The change from agricultural use to public recreation did not occur until after the turn of the century following a period of lobbying by local residents for the Government to give the community a park.


Farrell’s Paddock was the site of a banquet in 1910 to mark the extension of the tramway from Manly to the village of Brookvale. In the following year, the State Government reached agreement with Warringah Shire Council to acquire land for a park near the Shire’s Offices. The acquired land plus a smaller parcel of land bought from Miss Jane Malcolm (later known as Jane Try) from Brookvale, was officially opened in 1911 as Brookvale Park. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The Park was transformed into a showground within the first decade. In 1921, the Brookvale Show was established with the formation of the Warringah Agricultural, Horticultural, Amateur Sports and Athletic Association. Between 1919 and 1928 children from Brookvale School planted trees to commemorate Arbor Day and it was the setting for school sports days and Empire Day picnics. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...


Over fifty annual shows were held at Brookvale Park before the show was moved to St. Ives Showground. Trotting and ring events were features of early shows at Brookvale. The trotting track occupied a substantial area of the Park with lighting of the ring for night entertainment. Substantial improvements were later made to form a sporting oval by the addition of stands. Pavilions were constructed along Alfred Road to house show exhibits. Outside of the annual show period these pavilions were used for local church services and meeting rooms for the local community. They were also used by local bands as a place to practice.


During the Second World War Brookvale Park was utilised by the Defence Force for training purposes.


While Manly Council favoured rugby union and would not permit league to play at Manly Oval, Warringah Council was more sympathetic to the rugby league cause and encouraged the playing of rugby league matches at Brookvale Park. Thus when the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles were granted first grade status in 1947, the team's first match in the big league was a home game at Brookvale Oval against Western Suburbs. Manly played well against more fancied opponents in that historic first match at Brookvale scoring three tries to one but narrowly losing the match 15 - 13 courtesy of a string of scrum penalties from referee Aub Oxford. The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Western Suburbs is a soccer club in New Zealand. ...


Attendance

The single record attendance for any event at Brookvale was set during a regular season clash between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels on 31 August 1986 which drew 27,655 fans. Given changes to the configuration of the ground undertaken in the 1990's it is unlikely that this record will ever be broken. The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club, based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta was established in 1946, playing their first game in the NSWRL Premiership (as it was then known) the following year. ...


Configuration for Sea Eagles games

Seating at the ground is in one of three linked grandstands. The Jane Try stand houses those season-ticket holders of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and is located on the western side of the ground. The Jane Try Stand opened in 1971 and was built at a cost of $250,000.


The second grandstand addition to Brookvale Oval was the Southern Stand built in 1979, located at the Southern end of the ground. The Southern Stand houses some corporate facilities.


The most recent structural addition to the ground is the Ken Arthurson stand. The Ken Arthurson Stand was officially opened on Sunday 14th June 1995. It was built at a cost of $3.3 million and seats 1,250 people. The stand is named for the greatest administrator in the club's history and contains corporate boxes as well as reserved seating for fans. The Arthurson stand is located in the south-western corner of the ground between the Jane Try and Southern stands. Kenneth Arko Richard Arthurson AM (born 1 October, 1929 in Glebe, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league player, coach and administrator. ...


There is some limited general admission seating around the perimeter concourse of the ground with a depth of between 3 and 5 rows. Other general admission areas include the Eastern Hill, which spans the length of the eastern side of the ground, and the Scoreboard Hill (Family Hill) which is located at the Northern End of the ground underneath the scoreboard and temporary reply screen.


Upgrading of Brookvale Oval

During 2007 the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the community at large are asking the NSW State Government and the Federal Government for some urgent funding for much-needed upgrades to Brookvale Oval.


Brookvale Oval whilst considered a premier sports ground during the 1970’s and 1980’s has in more recent times lacked capital improvements compared to other grounds.


The ground needs $ 5 million to $ 20 million to bring it up to the standard that is expected of premier sports ground in 2008 and beyond.


Match Day for Sea Eagles games

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have historically played the majority of their home matches on Sunday afternoon. As of season 2006 however this has begun to change and the Sea Eagles only played 3 of their 11 Brookvale Oval home games in the 2006 season on Sunday afternoon. The move toward night games is part of an overall trend in the NRL and seems set to continue in the 2007 season when only two games per week will be played on Sundays. It has been suggested that the Sea Eagles will petition the NRL for Sunday fixtures in order to retain the traditional family atmosphere at Brookvale Oval.


Pre and post-match venues

Popular pre and post-match venues for fans include the Brookvale Hotel and the Manly-Warringah Leagues Club. The Leagues Club is the official post-match venue of the team.


External link

  • Brookvale Oval at Austadiums

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Crazy John's to make bid for naming rights to Brookvale Oval - smh.com.au (710 words)
Brookvale Oval has an iconic place in Sydney sporting culture but Manly patriarch and Leagues Club chairman Ken Arthurson said last night he "won't be diving off North Head" if the renaming was to occur.
Manly crashed 51-16 to Canberra at Brookvale Oval yesterday, the Raiders scoring a crushing victory despite having skipper Simon Woolford sent off for a high tackle.
The big movement was on the fringe of the eight, a 30-20 defeat to the Warriors at Kogarah Oval boosting St George Illawarra back to ninth, two points ahead of Parramatta who had the bye.
Brisbane Broncos - Football - Club News (628 words)
Brookvale Oval is responsible for the longest away-win drought in the Broncos 18-year history with the club failing to secure victory there in the past six attempts since 1993.
Manly have lost their last three at home after racking up 12 consecutive wins at Brookvale and Bennett expects them to be “desperate” to buck the trend.
After Brookvale Oval, the Broncos head to Suncorp Stadium to play third-placed St.George-Illawarra before traveling to Penrith to take on the Panthers.
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