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McDonald Jones Stadium’s

McDonald Jones Stadium, formerly known as Hunter Stadium, is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on April 10 1970. 

This rectangular multi-purpose outdoor stadium with a capacity of up to 30,000 is home ground to the Newcastle's two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights and the Newcastle Jets. The Newcastle Knights have claimed the NRL Premiership on two occasions in 1997 and 2001, while the Newcastle Jets were victors in the 2008 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.

The venue was managed by the Newcastle Knights from 1988 until 2011 when the NSW Government took ownership. McDonald Jones Stadium is part Venues NSW’s portfolio which includes ANZ Stadium and CommBank Stadium in the Greater Sydney region, WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres in Wollongong and the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground in the Hunter region.

The venue has undergone a large scale redevelopment which commenced with the building of the Andrew Johns Grandstand in 2003. The following four years saw the demolition and rebuild of the Western Grandstand. The newly constructed Western Grandstand was first open to patrons in April 2011 for the Newcastle Knights match against St George Illawarra Dragons.

McDonald Jones Stadium’s Function Rooms

Lambton Room

Lambton Room

Located further down the hallway past our private corporate suites, Lambton room is ideal for small meetings and corporate boardroom gatherings. The self-contained room feature ample natural light, a small kitchenette area for tea & coffee ...

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Merewether Room

Merewether Room

Merewether Room is our largest function space. Located at the southern end of the Andrew Johns Grandstand, this open plan banquet hall is capable of seating up to 300 guests. This room is an outstanding space for large formal presentations ...

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Broadmeadow Room 1

Broadmeadow Room 1

SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct -Centralised bar accessible from all 4 quadrants of the Broadmeadow Room -Operable walls to allow for multi-configurat...

100
100
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Kotara Room

Kotara Room

At the far end of the hallway, you will find the Kotara Room. This room is excellent for mixed-use style functions, where you may need space for a small seminar session, plus enough room to stretch your legs and relax at lunchtime. Featurin...

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Jesmond Room

Jesmond Room

Located further down the hallway past our private corporate suites, Jesmond is ideal for small meetings and corporate boardroom gatherings. The self-contained rooms feature ample natural light, a small kitchenette area for tea & coffee maki...

30
50
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Waratah Room

Waratah Room

SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct - Built in bar/service area - Kitchenette area for refreshments - Ideal for small groups up to 24 guests for private ...

30
50
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Broadmeadow Room 2

Broadmeadow Room 2

SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct -Centralised bar accessible from all 4 quadrants of the Broadmeadow Room -Operable walls to allow for multi-configura...

100
100
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Broadmeadow Room 1 & 2

Broadmeadow Room 1 & 2

SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct -Centralised bar accessible from all 4 quadrants of the Broadmeadow Room -Operable walls to allow for multi-configurat...

250
200
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Broadmeadow Room 3

Broadmeadow Room 3

SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct -Centralised bar accessible from all 4 quadrants of the Broadmeadow Room -Operable walls to allow for multi-configurat...

250
200
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Broadmeadow Room 4

Broadmeadow Room 4

SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Floor to ceiling windows overlooking our historic playing field, Eastern Grandstand and precinct -Centralised bar accessible from all 4 quadrants of the Broadmeadow Room -Operable walls to allow for multi-configurat...

80
100
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Broadmeadow Room 1 - 4

Broadmeadow Room 1 - 4

The Broadmeadow Room is our premier and most sought-after function space. Located on the halfway line is our large open plan room, complete with a separate foyer, lift access and fully serviced central bar. The space is perfect for business...

80
100
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering
Shared Kitchen

AV Equipment

Microphone
Projector
Speakers
Stage
Teleconference
TV
Video Conferencing

Basic Amenities

Accessible
Accommodation
Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Lighting
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Parking
Pens & Paper
Receptionist
Restroom
Security
Smoking Area
Whiteboard
WiFi