Kardinia Park Stadium
Kardinia Park Stadium, built in 1941, is located within Kardinia Park, Geelong. It is the largest-capacity Australian stadium located outside a capital city.
The stadium is the home ground of the Geelong Football Club. The current capacity of Kardinia Park is 34,000. The attendance record is 49,107, who attended a VFL game on 30 August 1952 between Geelong Carlton.
The stadium is undergoing an extensive redevelopment that will boost its capacity to more than 40,000, due to be completed mid-2023. This is in preparation to hosting events at the 2026 Commonwealth Games including the closing ceremony.
Major Events Held
Here are just some of the major events that have been held at the stadium:
- 1927 - Victorian Solo Speedway Championship
- 2002 - visit from the Dalai Lama
- 2022 - T20 World Cup
- 2026 - Commonwealth Games, closing ceremony
- Kardinia Park Stadium is nicknamed "The Cattery" by Geelong AFL supporters.
- Floodlights were installed prior to the 2013 AFL season