Coffs Harbour International Stadium

The Coffs Harbour International Stadium (known as the C.ex Coffs International Stadium under a sponsorship arrangement) is an Australian stadium located in the coastal city of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

Coffs Harbour International Stadium
Former namesBCU International Stadium (2007–10)
LocationCoffs Harbour, New South Wales
Coordinates30°19′22″S 153°05′43″E / 30.32278°S 153.09528°E / -30.32278; 153.09528Coordinates: 30°19′22″S 153°05′43″E / 30.32278°S 153.09528°E / -30.32278; 153.09528
OwnerCoffs Harbour City Council
OperatorCoffs Harbour Sports Unit
Capacity20,000 - seating 1,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1992
OpenedJune 1994[1]
ArchitectVarious

The stadium was opened in June 1994, and has a capacity of 20,000 people on the ground, although the seating capacity in the stand is only 1,000.[2] The record attendance for a sporting event is 12,000.[3]

The stadium claims a place in the FIFA World Cup records as the venue for the highest scoring match in World Cup qualification history. It hosted the match in which Australia beat American Samoa 31–0 on 11 April 2001.

North Coast Football play their Over 35s matches and finals matches at Coffs Harbour International Stadium.

The stadium regularly hosts NRL trial matches, and formerly hosted ING Cup cricket matches involving the New South Wales Blues. For the past two years it has hosted the FFA National Youth Championships.

The stadium hosted 2007 and 2013's City vs Country Origin rugby league match.

Touch FootballEdit

The stadium annually plays host to major events on the Touch Football calendar in Australia. The National Touch League is contested each year during March by the 13 permits from around Australia. The event features some of the best players from around Australia and the world.

For more information, see National Touch League and Touch Football

Attendance recordsEdit

Top 10 Sports Attendance Records

No. Date Teams Sport Competition Crowd
1 16 February 2013 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Newcastle Knights Rugby league NRL (preseason) 10,838
2 5 January 2020 Sydney Sixers vs. Adelaide Strikers Cricket BBL 9,834
3 17 February 2007 Gold Coast Titans vs. Melbourne Storm Rugby league NRL (preseason) 9,500
4 3 May 2007 City vs. Country Rugby league City vs Country Origin 8,149
5 19 January 2003 New South Wales Blues vs. Western Warriors Cricket ING Cup 8,000
6 27 January 2017 Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne City Football 2016-17 A-League 7,891
7 28 February 2003 Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Manly Sea Eagles Rugby league NRL (preseason) 7,000
8 19 February 2011 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Gold Coast Titans Rugby league NRL (preseason) 6,125
9 20 February 2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Gold Coast Titans Rugby league NRL (preseason) 5,500
10 11 February 2012 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. New Zealand Warriors Rugby league NRL (preseason) 5,376
As of 27 January 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ BCU International Stadium Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine, City of Coffs Harbour.
  3. ^ Matildas want a sea of gold Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback Machine, The Coffs Coast Advocate, 6 June 2007.