Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

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Central Coast Stadium, previously named Bluetongue Stadium due to sponsorship by Bluetongue Brewery, is a sports venue in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The stadium is home to the Central Coast Mariners association football club which compete in the A-League. The stadium also hosts rugby league and rugby union fixtures on an ad hoc basis as well as other major social events.The stadium was originally designed to be the home stadium for the North Sydney Bears rugby league football club.The stadium is rectangular and is unusual in that seating is located on only three sides of the ground. The southern end is open giving filtered views of Brisbane Water through a row of palm trees. With an all seater capacity of 20,059 it was the second smallest stadium in the A-League. It is within walking distance of the Gosford CBD and Gosford railway station. The Central Coast Leagues Club and League Club Field are adjacent to the stadium, across Dane Drive.HistoryIn 1911, Erina Shire Council proposed to create a park on the shore of Brisbane Water. The park required much land to be reclaimed from marshland. It also required privately owned land to be purchased by council and a section of road to be demolished. Waterside Park was opened in 1915 and a cricket pitch was added during that year. Further reclamation of the foreshore extended the park during the Depression that gave work to the unemployed. By 1939 surplus railway land had been added and a Bowling Club and green as well as tennis courts had been constructed. In 1939 the Park was renamed Grahame Park, after the then mayor of Gosford, William Calman Grahame.
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  • Very well appointed stadium. Had great seats with great view of the game. Easily accessible within walking distance of Central Coast Leagues Club and a couple of Motels.  more »
  • Easy access to Central Coast Stadium. Easy 5-10 minute walk from the railway station. Trains run between Sydney & Newcastle. Leagues Club across the road from the stadium.  more »
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  • Last night we attended the new years eve mariners game. There was a delay in the game of 40minutes to fix the broken goalpost. With an impending storm approaching, a lot of people left early to view the fireworks adjacent. During this time, I and most around me have nothing but absolute praise for the venue staff who gave constant updates and went out of their way to relocate families in covered seats. A picturesque and friendly venue. Friendly and obviously happy staff. Facilities are very clean and services fast and efficient. What would of been a frustrating disaster of a night was not. The crowd appreciated the situation because of the communication. Well done.
  • Great Stadium To Go Watch The Central Coast. I'm a Newcastle Jets fan hailing Novocastria in all its glory, but Central Coast Stadium is a very nice away day spot, nice and simple, not far away, and free entry for Jets members, decent stadium, just need to raise the capacity and maybe build seats on the empty side, near the seaside. (near the sauce bottles and the open road) Overall, it's a good stadium to watch the Soccer at and maybe if you are lucky, go to the Footy on a special day.
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