Sportsgrounds and sports facilities for hire

The jewel in the crown of Lismore's sporting life is the acclaimed Oakes Oval and Crozier Field complex. With a capacity of 10,000 people, the venue has hosted state, national and international events for rugby league, football, baseball and cricket.

Lismore continues to attract major national and international sporting events as we cement our reputation as a sporting centre with excellent sporting facilities for all codes and friendly country hospitality.

Lismore's premium sporting venue – the Oakes Oval/Crozier Field complex – is located in the heart of the city and has covered grandstand seating, floodlights and a function room.

The facilities at Oakes Oval include a turf wicket, change rooms, referees' rooms, first aid rooms and canteen.

Advertising space is available for hire on the boundary fence at Oakes Oval. For a small annual fee the boundary fence offers an advertising facility with very high exposure to the general public.

Gordon Pavilion

Gordon Pavilion is our function centre located at Oakes Oval. The Gordon Pavilion is available for hire for weddings, birthday parties and sporting functions. Facilities include:

  • Seating for approximately 120 people
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Cold room
  • Press/media room
  • Lift

Council does not provide catering or alcohol. These are to be arranged privately.

Crozier Field

Crozier Field was opened in 2002 and has proven to be very popular for rugby league and soccer competitions. It is located next door to Oakes Oval. It has a covered grandstand with seating for up to 900 spectators.

Entry to Crozier Field is via Dawson Street and Uralba Street and the facilities include change rooms, referees’ rooms, a media room, first aid room and a fully equipped canteen.

For more information on hiring facilities ask for Parks and Recreation on 1300 87 83 87.

If you’re looking for a particular sporting field in the Lismore urban area, see the map below.

Map – Lismore Sporting Fields