Kardinia Park Stadium Trust News

GMHBA Stadium to host Geelong’s 53rd Carols by Candlelight

The Kardinia Park Stadium Trust is excited to work with the Y Service Club of Geelong to host Geelong’s biggest Carols by Candlelight yet. Due to re-development work at Johnstone Park, the event will be held at GMHBA Stadium, ensuring the Carols, which have been a Geelong Christmas Eve tradition since 1965 will go ahead.... Read more

Dan Simmonds to join the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust

Minister for Sport, the Hon John Eren MP has announced that Dan Simmonds will become the newest member of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust. Mr Simmonds is a long term resident of Geelong with significant standing within the Geelong Community. He is a prominent and experienced lawyer highly regarded across the region for his work... Read more

Festival of Sport 2018

On 6 and 7 of October, the Geelong community descended on Kardinia Park for a celebration of physical activity, health, and sport! The free event provided a showcase of the state’s best in sport, welcoming the community to Kardinia Park to participate in over 30 different ‘come and try’ activations each day, including standup paddle... Read more

Plans underway to increase capacity at GMHBA Stadium to 40,000

With the Brownlow Stand opening in May this year, plans are already underway to complete GMHBA Stadium and make it truly The Best Regional Stadium in Australia. The Trust is working with the State Government to develop the Business Case for the Stage 5 redevelopment at the Northern End of the Stadium which will see... Read more

Less than 2 weeks to go until the Matildas take on China at GMHBA Stadium

The countdown is on until the Westfield Matildas arrive at Kardinia Park for their November 26 clash against China. The Matildas are riding a wave of success in recent years. 2015 saw them become the first Australian team, men’s or women’s to win a match in the knockout stage of a World Cup. Earlier this... Read more

Big Bash League Blockbuster Set for GMHBA Stadium

Minister for Sport Tourism and Major Events, the Hon John Eren MP today announced that the excitement, colour and action of the Big Bash League will hit GMHBA Stadium on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The Melbourne Renegades will take on the Sydney Sixers in a blockbuster double header in what will be this summer’s ultimate... Read more

Community at the heart of new Kardinia Park Group

A new group will work with the local community to ensure that the Kardinia Park precinct remains accessible and open to all. Minister for Sport, The Hon John Eren MP announced a new Kardinia Park Advisory Committee, which will ensure that grassroots sport and the local community have a stronger voice during the transformation of... Read more

Meet the Team – Natalie Valentine

With over 10 years of sports venue management experience, we could think of no one better to kick off our ‘Meet the Team’ series than our Chief Operating Officer, Natalie Valentine. Natalie gives us her view on leadership, the future of Kardinia Park, Taylor Swift and much more! What was your first job? Sports Development Officer... Read more

Girls Cricket ‘Come and Try Day’

On Sunday the 13th of November, Julie Allan of Cricket Victoria hosted a ‘Come and Try Day’ for girls of all ages and abilities. Girls Carnival of Cricket was a great success on Sunday on Simonds Stadium. About 40 girls attended the day ranging in ages from 5yo right up to 16yo. There was an... Read more

Stage 4 Redevelopment

Simonds Stadium is continually moving forward with new and improved amenities, facilities and technology; which can be noted by the current progress of the redevelopment occurring on the western side of the ground. The Stage 4 redevelopment that is currently occurring saw the previous Brownlow and A.R Jennings Stands demolished in October post the 2015... Read more
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