|Belmore Sports Ground|
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Belmore Sports Ground, formerly known as Belmore Oval, is a multi-use stadium in Belmore, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Olympic Football Club is an Australian football club based in Sydney, Australia and competes in the Australian State League For the rugby league competition see New South Wales Cup The New South Wales Premier League is the highest State level men's Football A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting Belmore is a Suburb, in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The park covers 22 acres and from 1951 has contained the Belmore Bowling Recreation Club green. It is close to the Belmore railway station. Belmore railway station is a station on the CityRail Bankstown line, located in the Sydney suburb of Belmore.
The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people and was built in 1920. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar
The ground is mainly used for football (soccer) and is the home ground for Sydney Olympic FC, a team in the New South Wales Premier League. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Sydney Olympic Football Club is an Australian football club based in Sydney, Australia and competes in the Australian State League For the rugby league competition see New South Wales Cup The New South Wales Premier League is the highest State level men's Football
The Canterbury Bulldogs NRL team played their home games at Belmore Sports Ground from 1935 until 1998 and still used Belmore for their training and administration but since early 2008 these have been moved to Sydney Olympic Park. The Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and "The Berries") are an Australian professional Rugby league Due to the BSG's dilapidated state, the "Back to Belmore" campaign was launched in August 2005 with the protest mainly aimed at procuring Federal Government funding to upgrade Belmore Sports Ground as a top-class sporting facility and the Canterbury-Bankstown area's premier sporting venue, with a view of the Canterbury Bulldogs staging a select number of their NRL home games at their traditional home ground in the long-term future.
In 1920, the local council took steps to acquire park areas around the Belmore area. Belmore is a Suburb, in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The park was named after the suburb it was located: Belmore Park. Belmore Park was eventually purchased in three sections between 1918 and 1921. The first two parcels were purchased by the State government and the third by Council. The park was opened around the early 1920's, the land was formerly known as Gunn's Paddock. In 1936, council purchased a large stand from the Sydney Cricket Ground and had it re-erected at the park as part of unemployment relief works. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG is a sports Stadium in Sydney. This stand was opened on March 14, 1936 by Mayor SE Parry and was named after him. Around 1967, council moved other sports played at the park to grounds else-where and rugby league was given priority. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games