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Leichhardt Oval -1 Leichhardt Oval is an iconic venue popular amongst both players and supporters of many codes and is available for continued use throughout the year.   It is also regarded as a boutique training venue for visiting and local high level teams.

Its proximity to Sydney CBD hotels (8 mins drive) and the high standard of the surface and facilities make Leichhardt Oval attractive to visiting and local clubs demonstrated in 2015 by Asia Cup International teams, North Queensland Cowboys in the lead up to their NRL grand final win, Wests Tigers, The Sydney Stars, The Young Socceroos and Sydney FC amongst numerous other A-League teams in preparation for their 2015/16 season.

Leichhardt Oval and its facilities is available for filming, commercials, videos and other promotional clips.

Major Event:  Caltex Socceroos Fan Day Thursday 2 June

On Thursday 2 June fans get to meet the Caltex Socceroos at Leichhardt Oval. The gates  will be thrown open from 4pm for fans to watch Head Coach Ange Postecoglou put the Caltex Socceroos through a training session in the lead up to Saturday night’s Dodoni Series International Friendly against Greece before the players sign autographs for fans.

Fans will also be able to take part in a host of activities and poster giveaways from 4pm before the team starts its training session at 5pm.

There will be plenty to entertain the kids with facepainting, player siginings and the Caltex Socceroos Mascot, Maloo. Kids will also be able to collect stamps in their Junior Passport to have the chance of winning a MiniRoos pack.  

The event will finish at 7pm.

Fans are reminded that the closest light rail station is Leichhardt North (approx. 10 mins). Parking at the Mary Street Carpark is limited. Additional parking is available at Glover Street Sporting fields and Maliyawul Street (on the Bay Run).


Hiring the Oval

To make an enquiry about booking Leichhardt Oval please complete our online booking form at the Apply to Book link below.  Please note that completing the form is not a confirmation of booking.  Once completed someone will contact to confirm your booking's suitability.

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Sporting Facilities

  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Football (Soccer) 
  • Filming

General Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Fenced
  • Filming
  • Dogs Prohibited
  • Floodlighting
  • Change Rooms
  • Canteen

Leichhardt Oval Address

Mary Street, Lilyfield

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History of Leichhardt Oval

Leichhardt Oval was first used as a Rugby League ground in 1934, the same year becoming the home of the Balmain Tigers.

During the 70s the ground underwent some major changes, including installation of better lighting and repositioning of the field; so that teams ran north to south instead of east to west.

Through the 70s and 80s the oval was synonymous with the mid-week Amco Cup (also known by various sponsors' names including the Tooth Cup, KB Cup, National Panasonic Cup and Panasonic Cup)

In June 1980 Leichhardt Oval hosted the last game between NSW and Queensland, under the “state of residence” rule, before the current State of Origin system was introduced.

In 1999 Balmain played their final stand-alone match at the ground before merging with Western Suburbs Magpies the following year.

The highest NRL attendance at Leichhardt Oval was recorded is 22,877 in 2005 when Wests Tigers beat South Sydney 42-20 in July 2005.

Council and the Federal Government contributed to much needed improvements completed in 2009, which included the Centurions Lounge, a lift and improved corporate areas and safety.

Leichhardt Oval is one of the Wests Tigers home grounds, hosting at least 4 to 5 NRL matches per year. Leichhardt Councils supports Wests Tigers continuing their strong connection to the Oval.

As well as NRL, the Wests Tigers NSW Cup and NYC teams regularly play home games at the Oval.

Local Junior Rugby League is supported at Leichhardt Oval with the ground being the home of the Balmain Tigers Junior Rep teams and Development Squads Both the Harold Matthews and SG Ball Grand Finals are played at Leichhardt Oval.

Links to Major Hirers and Ticketing Outlets

Wests Tigers Membership

WT Leichhardt Oval Membeship 2016

West Tigers Game  Tickets

WT Leichhardt Oval tickets 2016

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