Cazaly's Stadium

Cazaly's Stadium, also known by its sponsorship name as Bundaberg Rum Stadium, is a sports stadium in Cairns, Australia, that is named after former VFL legend Roy Cazaly.

The stadium is largest oval stadium in Cairns and is used by Queensland Cricket Association, the Queensland Rugby League and AFL Cairns.

It features a main grandstand relocated from the Brisbane Cricket Ground in the late 1990s.

Cricket

Australia has played two cricket Test series at the ground, against Bangladesh in 2003 and Sri Lanka in 2004. However its status as an out of season Test match venue is under review after the disappointing attendances.

Football codes

It has also hosted two National Rugby League matches in 2001 and AFL pre-season matches in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2011, the first regular season AFL game was played at Cazaly's Stadium between the Gold Coast and Richmond.

Largest attendances

Rugby League holds the ground record with a crowd of 13,500 at the NRL game between the Penrith Panthers and North Queensland Cowboys in 2001. In 2003, a crowd of 11,000 attended an AFL game between the Brisbane Lions and Geelong Cats.

Notable games

International Cricket (Test) Australia v Bangladesh - 25-28 Jul 2003 International Cricket (Test) Australia v Sri Lanka - 9-13 Jul 2004AFL club Gold Coast Suns won the first AFL home and away season game on 16 July 2011 defeating Richmond 12.13 (85) to 9.16 (70) 3

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