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Encyclopedia > Oki Jubilee Stadium
Oki Jubilee Stadium
previously Jubilee Oval
Oki Jubilee Stadium
Location 124 Princes Highway
Kogarah, NSW 2217
Opened 1936
Owner Kogarah Council
Construction cost unknown
Architect unknown
Former names
Jubilee Oval, Kogarah Park
Tenants
St. George Dragons (NRL) (1936-1985, 1989-1998)
St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL) (1999, 2003-present)
Capacity
12,500 (1950)
23,582 (1975)
19,608 (2005)
20,541 (2006)
Dimensions
87 acres area in total

Oki Jubilee Stadium (also known as Jubilee Oval or Kogarah Oval) is the home stadium of the St George Illawarra Dragons, an NRL rugby league team. Located on the Princes Highway in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah, it originally hosted its first game of rugby league sometime in 1936 when the Dragons defeated the Newtown Jets in an exhibition match. The stadium has undergone several constructions over the years and one is still being planned for the foreseeable future. The first official game was played on April 22, 1950 in which the Dragons lost 17-15. Image File history File links Oki_Jubilee_Stadium. ... The former Kogarah Post Office in 1915. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The former Kogarah Post Office in 1915. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The St. ... The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... 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. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... The St. ... The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... Newtown was Australias first rugby league club (after Glebe). ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Contents

Ground History

Oki Jubilee Stadium currently stands on part of the original grant of 87 acres awarded on the 23rd of December, 1853 to Archibald McNab. Edmund English purchased the grant on the 23rd of May, 1854 for around 400 pounds. It officially became known as Kogarah Park when it was acquired by the Department of Lands on the 1st of July, 1896 and dedicated as the first public park in Kogarah. Control of the park was eventually passed to the Council of the Municipality of Kogarah on the 29th of August, 1906. The Stadium is famous for its big crowds on match day. The former Kogarah Post Office in 1915. ...


St. George Dragons

During Kogarah’s Jubilee celebrations in 1935, Jubilee Oval was constructed in Kogarah Park. The St. George Dragons had a successful debut game at Jubilee Oval in 1936 when they defeated Newtown in an exhibition match as part of the Jubille celebrations. The gate from the match was donated to the St. George Hospital. Saints at this stage were still based at Arncliffe’s Earl Park and it wasn’t until 1950 that Saints returned home to Jubilee Oval. The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ...


The Dragons played their first official match at the ground on April the 22nd, 1950 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs before 12,500 fans. Unfortunately the Dragons lost a rather exciting match 17-15 but defeat would become quite a rare sight for the Dragons over the coming decades while at Kogarah. The South Sydney Rabbitohs (commonly nicknamed Souths, the Bunnies or the Pride of the League) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australia. ...


St. George were based at Kogarah during their world record breaking 11 successive premierships from 1956 to 1966. They set an amazing record at Kogarah and were not beaten at home for an astonishing twelve years (Originally beaten by the Balmain Tigers on the 26th of June, 1954 at Kogarah which was just before the beginning of the streak. It wasn’t until the 31st of July, 1966 that they tasted defeat at Kogarah again, eventually losing 12-9 to the Western Suburbs Magpies). The Balmain Tigers is one of the founding clubs of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). ... The Western Suburbs Magpies are a rugby league club in Sydney, Australia. ...


In the year 1950 the Dragons began a permanent association with the ground, around this time was also when St. George legend Norm Provan joined the club and he said of Kogarah "The qualities of the club from Kogarah are not easy for me to put into words... Saints are special. I will certainly never forget my years at Kogarah, and at the club across the Princes Highway. At St.George I found qualities that enriched my life - friendship, unswerving loyalty, fair play and healthy ambition, the learning to win, and to lose." Norm Sticks Provan was an Australian rugby league player. ...


The team was based at Jubilee Oval right up until the completion of the 1985 season. They then chose to abandon the ground and decided to relocate to the Sydney Cricket Ground. The decision became one which they would come to dread. In 1985 St. George had been Club champions, 1st Grade Minor premiers, 1st Grade Runners-Up, Reserve Grade Premiers & Under-23s Premiers. In 1986 Saints missed the semi-finals in all 3 grades for the first time in 50 years. The fans of the club became angry at the club's decision and stayed away from the club in droves while the Dragons remained at the SCG for a further season. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (, ) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. ...


In 1988 the opportunity came for the club to relocate again, yet instead of moving back to Jubilee they decided to move to Belmore oval instead. Finally common sense prevailed in 1988 when it was decided that the Saints would finally relocate home to Jubilee in 1989 with a new stand to be constructed for the 1990 season.


The club yet again moved in the late 90's and attempted to explain to fans the decision was on the basis that Jubilee was too small to accommodate a proposed $30 million stadium complex to meet NRL requirements for playing venues. In a joint statement, Kogarah Council and St. George DRLFC stated that the scale of the proposed 20,000 seat stadium would exceed the size of Jubilee Oval and have an impact on residents. The decision to leave Jubilee upset many of St George Illawarra's loyal supporters as the ground had so much history to it and in July 2000 many supporters held a rally in support of the ground. The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ...


St. George Illawarra Dragons

The St George Illawarra Dragons use the ground as part of their home ground, along with WIN Stadium in the National Rugby League. The team was formed in 1999, and used the ground in that season, before moving their games to Aussie Stadium in 2000. WIN Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. ... The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... Aussie Stadium (Formerly known as the Sydney Football Stadium, or SFS) ( ) was built in 1988 to be the premium rectangular field in Sydney, Australia. ...


In 2000 and 2002 after many loyal St. George supporters held a rally and Information Night to persuade the club to move back to Oki Jubilee Stadium, the club did so and with the Dragons merging with the Illawarra Steelers they would be yet again occupying the famous rugby league ground. During these 3 years that the Dragons did not play at Oki Jubilee, there were talks with the club that they would play at St George Soccer Stadium, but their plans fell through. The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. ... The St George Soccer Stadium is located on the grounds of Barton Park in Sydneys suburb of Banksia. ...


The Dragons returned in 2003.


The St George Illawarra team has played at the ground 24 times, winning on 14 occasions, including the memorable 8-1 win over Parramatta in 2006.


Redevelopment

Oki Jubilee Stadium is currently (2006) undergoing a redevelopment. Stage 1 has been completed, with new terraced seating at the north-western end, perimeter seating at the base of the hill, and a regrassed and raised hill area. Floodlights for televising night matches have also been installed. In 2007-8, the existing grandstand will be extended north, the southern terrace extended to hold approximately 2000 seats, and further upgrading to the hill area will be completed.

Artists impression of the completed ground
Artists impression of the completed ground

Image File history File links Jubilee_redeveloped. ... Image File history File links Jubilee_redeveloped. ...

External links

  • R2K - The definitive website on OKI Jubilee Stadium
  • Oki Jubilee Stadium at Austadiums
  • History of the Stadium
  • Article on proposed construction to Jubilee

Coordinates: 33°58′18.8″S, 151°7′44.8″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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