AFL Football Grounds

afl football groundsList of AFL Football Grounds used for Australian Rules footy including address, seating capacity, ground dimensions and more.

The Australian Football League (AFL) has footy grounds available in each Australian state, with the showpiece being the Melbourne Cricket Ground, or MCG, as it is also known.

The MCG, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is a world class sporting stadium and home to the AFL Grand Final each year in September.

More than 100,000 enthusiastic football fans descend on the MCG on Grand Final Day, making for one of the great days of Australian sport.

We have provided a quick guide below for all of the AFL football grounds used around the country.

AFL Football Grounds Details

The Australian Football League has AFL football grounds in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Australian Capitol Territory and the Northern Territory.


Victoria AFL Grounds

Victoria has three grounds that are used for AFL football. Two are located in Melbourne - The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Etihad Stadium (ES). The third is in Geelong which is home to GMHBA Stadium, otherwise known as Kardinia Park.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

mcgCity: Melbourne
Address:
Yarra Park, Jolimont, Vic, 3002
Capacity: 100,021
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 141 metres

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, or the MCG, as it is commonly referred to, is the home of football in Victoria. The AFL Grand Final is played at the MCG each year, usually on the last Saturday in September. The MCG can hold more than 100,000 people and is widely regarded as one of the best sporting stadiums in the world.

Etihad Stadium

etihad stadiumCity: Melbourne
Address: 740 Bourke St, Docklands, Vic, 3008
Capacity: 53,355
Ground dimensions: 159.5 metres x 128.8 metres

Etihad Stadium is Melbourne's second ground for AFL football and opened in the year 2000 as a replacement for the now defunct Waverley Park. Etihad Stadium has gone through a number of sponsorship changes over the years and was previously known as Colonial Stadium and Telstra Stadium, and will soon be renamed Marvel Stadium. It has a seating capacity of more than 53,355 people.

GMHBA Stadium

gmhba stadiumCity: Geelong
Address: La Trobe Terrace, Geelong, Vic
Capacity: 28,300
Ground dimensions: 170 metres x 115 metres

GMHBA Stadium (formerly Simonds Stadium) is home to the Geelong Football Club which is situated in the Victorian regional city of Geelong, which is around 75 kilometres west of Melbourne. The stadium was built in 1941 and is widely recognised as Kardinia Park, and has been known as Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium, Skilled Stadium and Simonds Stadium over the years.

A number of major redevelopments in the past few years has resulted in night games being played during the home and away season and the ground itself can seat more than 28,000 people on game day.


New South Wales AFL Grounds

New South Wales has four grounds for AFL football and these are the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), ANZ Stadium, Spotless Stadium and Blacktown International Sportspark.

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

scgCity: Sydney
Address: Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW, 2021
Capacity: 43,386
Ground dimensions: 149 metres x 136 metres

The Sydney Cricket Ground, or SCG, is home to the Sydney Swans, who were formerly known as South Melbourne in the old VFL, before they relocated to Sydney in 1982 to become the Sydney Swans. The SCG can seat more than 43,000 people but is smaller in dimension than most AFL grounds, providing the Swans with a clear home ground advantage when playing games there.

ANZ Stadium

anz stadiumCity: Sydney
Address: Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2140
Capacity: 82,500
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 118 metres

ANZ Stadium is owned by the Stadium Australia Group and is situated in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct in Sydney. The Sydney Swans play home games there against the bigger drawing opponents like Collingwood, Geelong and Hawthorn. The smaller seating capacity of the SCG means the Swans also play finals matches at ANZ Stadium to accomodate more people.

Spotless Stadium

scgCity: Sydney (Sydney Showground Stadium)
Address: Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2140
Capacity: 25,000
Ground dimensions: 164 metres x 123 metres

Spotless Stadium, previously known as Skoda Stadium, is the Sydney Showground Stadium at the Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park. It is home to the Greater Western Sydney Giants during the AFL season and can hold around 25,000 people.

Blacktown International Sportspark

blacktown international sportsparkCity: Sydney
Address: Eastern Road, Rooty Hill, NSW, 2766
Capacity: 10,000
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 135 metres

Located in Rooty Hill in Sydney, Blacktown International Sportspark was the home base for the GWS Giants from 2010 to 2012. The Giants are now based at Olympic Park in Sydney.


South Australia AFL Grounds

South Australia has one ground for AFL football which is the Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide Oval

adelaide ovalCity: Adelaide
Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Capacity: 50,000
Ground dimensions: 167.05 x 123.93

Adelaide Oval is located close to the Adelaide CBD and is home to the Adelaide Crows & Port Adelaide football clubs in the AFL. The stadium has undergone major redevelopments over the past few years to make it an exciting football venue for Crows & Power fans to make plenty of noise when visiting teams come to play. Prior to the Adelaide Oval, AFL was played at Footy Park, which is now being redeveloped for housing.


Western Australia AFL Grounds

Optus Stadium hosts AFL football in Western Australia.

Optus Stadium

optus stadiumCity: Perth
Address: Roger MacKay Dr, Burswood WA 6100
Capacity: 60,000
Ground dimensions: 165 metres x 130 metres

The newly built Optus Stadium opened on Sunday 21 January 2018 and is a world-class, multi-purpose Stadium that can hold 60,000 people for AFL games. The seating capacity can be expanded to hold 70,000 people to host a variety of sports and entertainment events.

Owned by the Western Australian State Government, Optus Stadium is home to two AFL teams - The West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers.


Queensland AFL Grounds

Two grounds are used for AFL football in Queensland and these are the Gabba in Brisbane and Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Gabba

gabbaCity: Brisbane
Address: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4105
Capacity: 41,000
Ground dimensions: 156 metres x 138 metres

The Gabba, or the Brisbane Cricket Ground as it is known, is located in the suburb of Woolloongabba, Brisbane and is home to the Brisbane Lions Football Club in the AFL.

Metricon Stadium

metricon stadiumCity: Carrara
Address: Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD, 4211
Capacity: 25,000
Ground dimensions: 160 metres x 134 metres

Metricon Stadium, or Carrara Stadium as it is known, is located in the suburb of Carrara on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Metricon Stadium is home to the Gold Coast Suns Football Club in the AFL.

Cazaly's Stadium

cazalys stadiumCity: Cairns
Address: Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt QLD 4870
Capacity: 12,000
Ground dimensions: 172.5 metres x 149 metres

Formerly known as Bundaberg Rum Stadium, Cazaly's Stadium hosts minimal AFL preseason and winter matches during the year and is located in the suburb of Westcourt, Cairns. The current stadium name is in honour of former VFL star Roy Cazaly.


Tasmania AFL Grounds

Two grounds, Aurora Stadium in Launceston and Blundstone Arena in Hobart, host AFL football in Tasmania.

Aurora Stadium

aurora stadiumCity: Launceston (York Park)
Address: Invermay TAS 7248
Capacity: 21,000
Ground dimensions: 165 metres x 135 metres

Aurora Stadium, or York Park as it is known, is the home away from home for Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL and is located in the city of Launceston in northern Tasmania. The ground can hold up to 20,000 people and is reasonably close to the Launceston’s CBD.

Blundstone Arena

blundstone arena City: Hobart (Bellerive Oval)
Address: 15 Derwent Street, Bellerive TAS 7018
Capacity: 16,200
Ground dimensions: 175 metres x 133.5 metres

Blundstone Arena, or Bellerive Oval as it is known, is situated in Bellerive, Hobart in Tasmania and hosts multiple home games each season for the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. The ground can accomodate more than 16,000 people and also hosts Test cricket matches.


ACT AFL Grounds

Just the one ground is used for AFL football in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which is Manuka Oval.

Manuka Oval

manuka ovalCity: Canberra
Address: Manuka Circle, Griffith, ACT, 2603
Capacity: 14,000
Ground dimensions: 162.5 metres x 138.4 metres

Manuka Oval, also known as StarTrack Oval Canberra, is located in the suburb of Griffith in Canberra and hosts preseason and home and away matches for the GWS Giants.


Northern Territory (NT) AFL Grounds

TIO Stadium in Darwin is used for AFL matches in the Northern Territory (NT).

TIO Stadium

tio stadiumCity: Darwin
Address: Darwin, NT
Capacity: 17,000
Ground dimensions: 175 metres x 135 metres

TIO Stadium, also known as Marrara Stadium & Football Park, hosts AFL football matches in Darwin in the Northern Territory. AFL matches played here are primarily between low fanbase clubs where deals have been structured to play multiple games each year in Darwin over a set period of time.


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