Erskineville Oval, Sydney facts for kids
|Location||Erskineville, New South Wales|
|Newtown Jets (NSWRL) (1913 - 1954) Alexandria Rovers|
The ground features a small old grandstand of approximately 1−2000 capacity, with an encircling grassy hill. There are bricked up ticket windows and rundown, closed public toilets. There are night-lights that provide adequate lighting for training purposes only. The ground was enclosed until 2004, when it was opened to the public as the City of Sydney took over control from the now defunct City of South Sydney.
The ground hosted the Newtown Jets home games in the Sydney Rugby League premiership from 1913 until 1954.
The ground is currently a home ground for Souths Juniors, and until the upgrade of Redfern Oval was completed, the ground was used as a training venue for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. There are current plans to make some minor improvements to the ground (fixing the lighting, painting the stadium seats etc.).
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