Belmore Sports Ground
Belmore Sports Ground is the traditional home of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and is the host venue for Grand Finals in the Canterbury-Bankstown Junior Rugby League (CBDJRL) and Sydney Combined Competition (SCC).
The Bulldogs used Belmore as its first grade (NRL) home venue from 1936 to 1998 with Parramatta using Belmore as their home from 1982 to 1985 and St George in 1988.
All up Belmore hosted 602 first grade matches with the Bulldogs featuring in 547 of them.
Prior to the Bulldogs return to Belmore in 2015, the last match to be played at Belmore was in 1998 when the Bulldogs defeated Melbourne 8-4 in pouring rain. Belmore still remained the Bulldogs home for administration, training, lower grade matches and Junior Rugby League finals until the end of 2007 and briefly in 2008.
The Bulldogs returned to Belmore in 2012 for NRL training and administration purposes along with the NSW Cup and Junior Representative matches being played there. In 2013 the Junior League Grand Finals were played at Belmore for both the CBDJRL and SCC Grand Finals.
The Chester Hill Hornets won their first SCC premiership at Belmore when they defeated the St George Dragons 17-10 in the 2013 under 14 division 1 decider.
The Bulldogs will return to playing 1-2 NRL matches a season at Belmore Sports Ground from 2015 and onwards.
Canterbury League Club is within walking distance from Belmore Sports Ground located on the opposite side of Burwood Rd.
Belmore Sports Ground located on Edison Lane in Belmore and is a short walk from Belmore Station through Cotter Entrance and Terry Lamb Reserve (not to be confused with Terry Lamb Complex in Chester Hill).
The main grandstand is known as the Stewart Stand. It was finished in time for the second half of the 1980 season with upgrades done in time for the 1996 season. The bar, which isn't in use now was named in honour of Steve Mortimer in the late 1980's. The main hill has been known as the Terry Lamb Family Hill since 1993.
The scoreboard is known as the Peter Moore Scoreboard and the fields behind the Terry Lamb Family Hill is known as Peter Moore Field. It has two fields one for Soccer and one for Rugby League.
The attendance record at Belmore Sports Ground is 27,804 for the round 5 match against Parramatta in 1993, the day the hill was renamed in honour of Chester Hill Hornets local junior Terry Lamb. The Bulldogs won the clash 42-6 scoring nine tries to one.
Parking at Belmore Sports Ground is very limited and allow extra time to walk to the venue. Look to park on the northern side of the railway line along Redman Pde or Hall St and walk under the crossing at the north-west side of the ground. Also consider parking near the train station.
Canterbury League Club is a good venue to park at and visit pre & post game.
For more information about Belmore visit - www.backtobelmore.com.au
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground
Address: Edison Lane
Chester Hill Hornets Venue Links
Terry Lamb Complex - http://home.chesterhillhornets.com
Canterbury Grounds - http://canterbury.chesterhillhornets.com
Balmain Grounds - http://balmain.chesterhillhornets.com
Souths Grounds - http://souths.chesterhillhornets.com
St George Grounds - http://stgeorge.chesterhillhornets.com
Wests Grounds - http://wests.chesterhillhornets.com
Junior Rep Grounds - http://reps.chesterhillhornets.com