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The top 20 NRL venues, ranked by capacity, and the current attendance records of each


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It’s always brought up in pubs, group chats or even at NRL venues – what is the capacity of certain rugby league grounds in Australia?

We all know that the Olympic stadium in Sydney is by far the largest, but how many people can impress their mates by regurgitating the numbers of some of the other major NRL venues?

Well that’s why we’re here to help make sure you’re armed for next time.

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NRL fans are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to stadiums and grounds; ranging from 80,000-plus seat stadiums to ones that are small in stature, but spiritual nonetheless.

It’s a luxury that is unparalleled to other sports in Australia and with the inclusion of the Dolphins and their new home ground in Redcliffe; another has been added to the list.

Each of the major cities that have home NRL venues have a ground with a capacity of at least 30,000 seats. Some, of course, have multiple clubs affiliated, including Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane which is once again hosting Magic Round in just over a month’s time.

Keeping that in mind, let’s take stock of these grounds and their capacities, counting backwards.

The largest NRL venues, ranked by capacity

20. Kayo Stadium (Redcliffe, Brisbane)

Capacity: 10,000

NRL venue for: Dolphins

Record NRL attendance: 10,023 – Canberra Raiders vs Dolphins, 2023

19. PointsBet Stadium (Cronulla)

Capacity: 12,000* (Currently under renovation)

NRL venue for: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Record NRL attendance: 22,302 – St George Dragons vs Cronulla Shraks, 2004

18. Belmore Sports Ground (Sydney)

Capacity: 17,000

NRL venue for: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Record NRL attendance: 19,005 – Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs, 2015

17. Campbelltown Sports Stadium (Sydney)

Capacity: 17,500

NRL venue for: Wests Tigers

Record NRL attendance: 20,527 – North Queensland Cowboys vs Wests Tigers, 2005

16. 4 Pines Park (Brookvale Oval, Sydney Northern Beaches)

Capacity: 18,000

NRL venue for: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Record NRL attendance: 20,510 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles, 2013

15. Leichhardt Oval (Sydney)

Capacity: 20,000

NRL venue for: Wests Tigers

Record NRL attendance: 22,877 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers, 2005

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14. Industree Group Stadium (Central Coast Stadium)

Capacity: 20,000

NRL venue for: Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs

Record NRL attendance: 20,060 – Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2013

13. Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (Kogarah, Sydney)

Capacity: 20,500

NRL venue for: St George Illawarra Dragons

Record NRL attendance: 20,847 – Cronulla Sharks vs St George Dragons, 2009

12. WIN Stadium (Wollongong)

Capacity: 22,000

NRL venue for: St George Illawarra Dragons

Record NRL attendance: 19,608 – Cronulla Sharks vs St George Dragons, 2005

11. BlueBet Stadium (Penrith)

Capacity: 22,500

NRL venue for: Penrith Panthers

Record NRL attendance: 22,582 – Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers, 2010

10. Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Townsville)

Capacity: 25,000

NRL venue for: North Queensland Cowboys

Record NRL attendance: 25,372 – Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys, 2022

9. GIO Stadium (Bruce Stadium, Canberra)

Capacity: 25,011

NRL venue for: Canberra Raiders

Record NRL attendance: 26,567 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canberra Raiders, 2019

8. CBUS Super Stadium (Gold Coast)

Capacity: 27,690

NRL venue for: Gold Coast Titans

Record NRL attendance: 27,227 – Brisbane Broncos vs Gold Coast Titans, 2009

7. Mt Smart Stadium (Auckland)

Capacity: 30,000

NRL venue for: New Zealand Warriors

Record NRL attendance: 28,745 – Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors, 2007

6. CommBank Stadium (Parramatta, Sydney)

Capacity: 30,000

NRL venue for: Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers

Record NRL attendance: 29,372 – Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels, 2019

5. McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle)

Capacity: 30,000

NRL venue for: Newcastle Knights

Record NRL attendance: 30,729 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights, 2011

4. AAMI Park (Melbourne)

Capacity: 30,050

NRL venue for: Melbourne Storm

Record NRL attendance: 29,315 – North Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm, 2015

3. Allianz Stadium (Moore Park, Sydney)

Capacity: 42,500

NRL venue for: Sydney Roosters

Record NRL attendance: 41,906 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters, 2022

2. Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane)

Capacity: 52,500

NRL venue for: Brisbane Broncos and the Dolphins

Record NRL attendance: 52,540 – State of Origin Game III, 2017

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1. Accor Stadium (Homebush)

Capacity: 82,500

NRL venue for: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs

Record NRL attendance: 83,833 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs, 2014

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