Brookvale Oval is located in Brookvale, on Sydney’s northern beaches. It is home to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Rugby League Club and has been since 1947. The record crowd for the stadium was in 1986 when 27,655 fans turned out to watch Manly’s match against Parramatta in the New South Wales Rugby League.
Brookvale has three grandstands stretching the western and southern sides of the ground. The Jane Try Stand, running along the western side is the biggest of the three. It is also one of the few grandstands in major Australian stadia to be named after a woman. The Ken Arthurson stand in the south west corner, is the latest addition to the ground. It is named after the long serving Manly-Warringah, NSWRL and ARL administrator. The southern stand is elevated with standing room underneath. A large hill runs along the eastern and northern sides. The ground’s capacity is around the 23,000 mark.