Netball SA Stadium

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Priceline Stadium
Location155 Railway Tce, Mile End, South Australia
Coordinates34°55′57″S 138°34′43″E / 34.93250°S 138.57861°E / -34.93250; 138.57861Coordinates: 34°55′57″S 138°34′43″E / 34.93250°S 138.57861°E / -34.93250; 138.57861
OperatorOffice of Recreation & Sport
Capacity3,200
SurfaceSprung wooden floors
Construction
Opened14 March 2001
Construction costA$11.1m
Tenants
Adelaide Thunderbirds (CBT/ANZ/NNL) (2001–present)
Adelaide Ravens (CBT) (2001–2002)
Netball SA

Netball SA Stadium (also known by its naming rights sponsor Priceline Stadium) is a sporting venue located in Adelaide, South Australia, opposite SA Athletics Stadium, Adelaide's premier (only non-grass) athletics stadium. It is a specialist netball facility, hosting matches in the Suncorp Super Netball league, the Australian Netball League and other netball events and competitions. It is also the venue for the Australian Metropolitan Netball League (AMND) Competition, as well as several other indoor sports, including judo and gymnastics.

History[edit]

Priceline Stadium contains four indoor netball courts, which seat up to 3,200 people, and 26 outdoor courts for more minor games. It is located on former railway yards in the suburb of Mile End. State electricity company ETSA Utilities previously held naming rights to the stadium, which was initially named ETSA Park. In 2015, Priceline Pharmacy was announced as the naming rights sponsor for the stadium as well the premier sponsor for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

The venue officially opened in March 2001 as a specialist netball facility in the state, at a cost of AU$11.1 million. This had been sorely needed, as the formation of the national Commonwealth Bank Trophy had meant that the two new Adelaide teams, the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the now-defunct Adelaide Ravens had needed a permanent base with proper facilities, with all prior games being held at the larger 8,000 seat Titanium Security Arena (which had opened in 1992 as the Clipsal Powerhouse, the home for basketball in Adelaide and for the National Basketball League's Adelaide 36ers). It also provided an improved venue for many of the amateur competitions in the city.

Due to the increasing popularity of netball in Australia, as well as the occasional success of the Thunderbirds, high-profile domestic and international games in Adelaide are held at the 10,500 seat Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The Thunderbirds have in the past also used Titanium Security Arena as an alternate home venue, though ceased doing so at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

External links[edit]

  • ETSA Park at Netball SA
  • ETSA Park at Austadiums
  • [1] Subway Cup State League
  • [2] Australian Metropolitan Netball Division
  • [3] Netball Australia