Definitive Seating Guide for Simonds Stadium/Kardinia Park

Simonds Stadium/Kardinia Park is located in Geelong and is one of the largest regional stadiums in Australia. The capacity has expanded following the recent completion of the new Players Stand, and the stadium can now fit over 34,000 people in for a wide range of sports and events. Also included in the recent redevelopment, a new video screen and four new light towers have improved the dame day experience for AFL fans and other sporting codes. The stadium is the official home of the Geelong Cats and plays host to all their home games.


About Simonds Stadium/Kardinia Park 

Kardinia Park was first proclaimed a public park in May 1872 and now boasts six grandstands and the Gary Ablett Terrace. There are plans to develop the other side of the ground, to make it a state of the art, all-seater ground. This will further increase its ability to host international-standard events and bring more tourism to Geelong.

Kardinia Park has undergone a number of name changes over the years. A succession of naming-rights deals has meant that in the past it has been called Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium and Skilled Stadium. It currently goes by Simonds Stadium and hosts many sports, including AFL, domestic cricket, pre-season rugby league, rugby union and soccer matches.


Seating Guide



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How to get to Kardinia Park


Public Transport

There are a number of bus stops located around Kardinia Park. Take a look at the PTV website to find timetable information and a map of the various routes.

If you are coming from Melbourne, the easiest way to get to the stadium is by train to Geelong. The city is approximately one hour from Southern Cross Station. From there, Geelong Railway Station situated 1.8 kilometres the stadium’s north and South Geelong Station 450 metres to the east.



Taking public transport to and from the stadium is strongly encouraged. For those who prefer to drive or are coming from further afield, there are numerous options around the stadium for those who bring their own cars. Drivers should be aware and prepared for changes in traffic conditions around the city and stadium during large events.



There are no designated taxi ranks around Simonds Stadium/Kardinia Park. However, you can catch taxis at a temporary taxi rank on Moorabool St. This is only set up on AFL match days and is near Manbo Restaurant.


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