Central Coast Stadium is situated in Gosford, located within the scenic Central Coast area, on the corner of Dane Drive and Central Coast Highway (formerly Pacific Highway) and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most picturesque venues and upon viewing the idyllic waterfront stadium, it is easy to see why.

The construction of Central Coast Stadium was completed in February 2000, bringing to Gosford a premier multi-functional facility overlooking the beautiful Brisbane Waters.

With a total capacity of 20,059, Central Coast Stadium has played host to many major events. These include international Rugby Union, National Rugby League and National A-League Football matches. The stadium has also hosted boxing, motorcross and open-air rock concerts as well as being the home of multitude local sporting and community events.

The arrival of the Central Coast Mariners in 2005/06 provided the sporting public of the Central Coast with their first exclusively owned and nationally exposed sporting team. Consequently, the Mariners became the first team of Australia-wide profile to be permanently based at Central Coast Stadium.

In 2014, management rights of the stadium reverted back to Gosford City Council after John Singleton concluded his 14 year management lease on the stadium on January 31 2014.

December 31 2013 also marked the conclusion of Bluetongue Brewery naming rights sponsorship, the stadium is now being referred to as Central Coast Stadium until a new naming rights sponsor is found.

AS of  1 July 2022, VenuesLive  commenced as the new operator for Central Coast Stadium.  VenuesLive is a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events, operating four iconic Australian stadiums – Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park, CommBank Stadium in Parramatta, Optus Stadium in Perth and now Central Coast Stadium.

ATM

Central Coast Stadium does not have a permanent ATM on-site. However, this shouldn’t be an issue as our entire venue is cash-free and only accepts card or digital payments.

Accessible Seating

There are 82 wheelchairs spaces, alongside 108 carers seats within Central Coast Stadium along the Western, Northern and Eastern concourses. These seats can be booked through Ticketek by calling 1300 665 935.

Access for wheelchairs and disabled people is provided at both the Eastern and Western Entry Gates, with elevators to to L1 and L2 for corporate access.

Alcohol

Central Coast Stadium is a licensed venue. Our Licensee is Mr Peter Baldini. No external alcohol can be brought in by hirers or patrons.

Alcohol Free Seating

Bay 2 on the Western Concourse is our designated alcohol free seating zone.

Animals

Animals are prohibited from entering the venue, with the exception of official assistance animals and guide dogs.

Baby Change Facilities

There are baby changing facilities within our Stadium. These are located in all female toilets on Level 1 East and West..

Bag Checks

All bags will be checked prior to entry into Central Coast Stadium.

Car Parking

For all the info on transport to the stadium, visit our Getting here page

Catering

Our Catering licence belongs to GEMA Catering. Our Stadium has six food outlets and six bars located on the Eastern and Western Concourses. For larger events, additional mobile food venders are on site. No commercial food is to be brought into the Stadium. All catering outlets are cash-free. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives are available on request.

Chairs

No chairs are to be brought into the Stadium. For picnic style event, please only bring picnic rugs.

Corporate Bookings

Corporate bookings are booked directly through the Stadium, or through the home club. For more information, head to our Corporate page. The corporate suites can be accessed by the respective lifts on either side of the venue. Enter via the Western Gate 3 for Suites 1-16 and Open Boxes 18-76, or via the Eastern Gate 1 for Suites 19-39 and Lounges 1-3.

Dress Code

Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry in the Stadium. Enclosed shoes are required in all corporate areas, which is smart casual attire. Jerseys are allowed, even encouraged.

First Aid

First Aid responders are present at all events. If First Aid is required, please speak to one of our friendly Event or Security Staff.

Gates

There are two entrances to Central Coast Stadium. For smaller events, only one entrance will be in operation.

  • Eastern Entry Gate 1 (opposite Central Coast Leagues Club)
  • Western Entry Gate 3 (waterfront side/beside Brian McGowan Bridge

Merchandise Sales

Central Coast Mariners merchandise is available for sale at every home game. The merchandise stall is currently located on the Western Concourse, but is subject to change.

Prams/strollers

For safety reasons, prams and strollers are not permitted in the grandstand. Our staff members can store the pram until the end of the event.

Smoking

Central Coast Stadium is a non-smoking venue including vaping and e-cigarettes. There are two designated smoking areas on the outside of the venue. Pass outs are available at most events.

Taxi

The closest taxi rank is located at Gosford Railway Station. For all the info on transport to the stadium, visit our Getting here page

Train Travel

The closest rail station is Gosford Railway Station located 500m walk from our venue. For all the info on transport to the stadium, visit our Getting here page

Ticketing

For all events held at Central Coast Stadium, tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.com.au. It is advisable to pre-purchase your tickets, however tickets can be bought at the gate. Our on-site Ticketek Office is only open on event days. This office only sells tickets for events being held at Central Coast Stadium. Ticket sales are by card or digital means only.

Travel Information

For all the info on transport to the stadium, visit our Getting here page

Umbrellas

Umbrellas may be bought into the Stadium, but we ask patrons not to open them in front of spectators seating behind you. Ponchos are a better alternative.

Undercover Seating options

The following seating areas are undercover:

  • Upper Western Grandstand Bays 35-41
  • L1 Western Concourse Bays 2-10 (Rows R, S, T, U, V, W)
  • Upper Eastern Grandstand Bays 46-52
  • L1 Eastern Grandstand Bays 23-31 (Rows R, S, T, U, V, W)

General Conditions

Central Coast Stadium is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all patrons. In support of this, the following Conditions of Entry will be enforced. These Conditions of Entry may also be supplemented by additional event specific Conditions of Entry, these will be printed on a patron’s ticket or otherwise displayed at entry gates for those events.

In line with Liquor Licence conditions and industry best practice, there will be a screening process conducted for all patrons upon entry to the Stadium – which include bag checks, and for some events- electronic screening.

Central Coast Stadium Management reserves the right to carry out such personal checks of any patron who enters or exits the Stadium. Patrons refusing to participate in the search process will be excluded from entry.

Alcohol is not permitted to be taken into or out of the Stadium.

Smoking (including Vapes and  e-cigarettes) is not permitted within the Stadium; anyone caught smoking inside the Stadium may be asked to leave and refused re-entry.

Pass outs are available for most events please check with the Stadium if concerned.

Central Coast Stadium Management advised that you may be recorded on either commercial broadcast or CCTV upon entry and throughout the licenced area during your time within the Stadium; the footage may be recorded and used if required by safety and/or security purposes.

Events at Central Coast Stadium may involve a level of recreational risk associated with a crowded environment, which may result in personal injury from time-to-time.

All patrons purchasing tickets or attending events at the Stadium are asked to assess their own risk prior to entry;

Children under 12 years of age of must be accompanied by a guardian (16 years or older) at all times unless involved in a stadium or club program. Specific age restrictions may apply at an event.

Some areas of the Stadium may be exposed to direct sunlight. Patrons are responsible for their own sun protection and hydration.

Prohibited Items

  • Professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens telephoto lens or a lens that extends more than 5cm from the body of the camera (flash photography is not permitted)
  • Professional recording devices
  • Monopods or tripods
  • Any drinks with the seal not intact (e.g. has already been opened)
  • Alcohol or illegal substances of any kind
  • Eskies/hard cased cooler bags must be small enough to fit under your seat
  • Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a weapon or projectile this includes toy/replica weapons
  • Chains and spiked wrist/neck bands or studded belts
  • Fireworks or flares
  • No glass bottles or containers of any kind
  • Laser pointers, scissors or aerosol canisters
  • Drones and or other remote controlled devices
  • Motorbike helmets or balaclavas
  • Horns, trumpets, sirens, whistles or Vuvuzela type of noise making devices
  • Flags or signs larger than 1m x 1m, flag pole not attached and content must not be offensive in any nature – unless pre-authorised with Stadium management
  • Umbrellas – these can be stored under your seat or checked in upon entry
  • Strollers, prams and baby capsules – these can be cloaked once inside the venue opposite turnstiles entry points
  • Vacuum flasks of any material
  • Bicycles, skateboards, skates
  • Commercial food (fast food items or food purchased from a full service restaurant) excluding items purchased by approved vendors and/or Stadium catering outlets
  • Commercial quantities of packet food
  • Electronic cigarettes (e-cig or e-cigarettes), personal vaporises, electronic nicotine systems or any other vaporisers
  • Animals (excluding service animals)

Eviction Policy

A person may be liable for prosecution, a fine or may be ejected from the Stadium where that person:

  • Uses foul or abusive language or makes racial or threatening remarks or gestures
  • Is deemed by Stadium management to be displaying offensive, disorderly or unlawful behaviour
  • Enters the Stadium or the playing area without proper authorisation
  • Fails to comply with these conditions of entry or a lawful request from Stadium staff

No ticket refund will be paid to any person who is ejected from the Stadium. It is an offence for a person to re-enter the Stadium for a period of 24 hours after being ejected from the Stadium.

Liquor License

Patrons entering Central Coast Stadium are advised that:

  • The Stadium is a licensed premises
  • Intoxicated persons will be refused entry/evicted from the Stadium
  • No external alcoholic beverages will be permitted entry to the Stadium
  • It is an offence for minors to purchase or consume alcohol
  • It is an offence to sell to or supply minors with alcohol
  • Bag check procedures will apply at all entrances to prevent prohibited items from entering
  • For some events drinks are required to be decanted into approved plastic cups or lids removed from bottles once purchased
  • The following forms of ID are acceptable within the Stadium:
    • A driver’s or rider’s licence or permit (issued by an Australian State or Territory or any foreign country)
    • Australian passport or a foreign passport issued by another country
    • NSW photo card (issued by Roads and Maritime Services NSW)
    • Proof of age card issued by a public authority of the commonwealth or of another State or Territory for the purpose of attesting to a person’s identity and age

Central Coast Stadium supports the “No More It’s The Law” Responsible Service of Alcohol initiatives of the NSW State Government and will undertake all measures to ensure full compliance with this policy

Refusal of Entry

For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all patrons, Central Coast Stadium Management reserves the right to:

  •  Refuse entry to any persons deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly
  •  Refuse entry to any unauthorised persons
  •  Refuse entry of items which have the potential to cause injury or public nuisance
  •  Refuse entry to any person who purchases an event ticket from any unauthorised source, including a ticket scalper
  •  Refuse entry to any person who presents an invalid ticket
  •  Refuse entry to any group as designated by Police or persons on a banned persons list supplied by the industry governing body or the venue

Emergency Evacuations

  • An Emergency Operational Management Plan has been developed for this Stadium. Please familiarise yourself with the designated exit points nearest to your seat. Should evacuation of your area be necessary an Emergency Management Team member will assist you to reach a place of safety in a calm and orderly manner
  • When leaving the Stadium please have consideration for our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum

For a find a current copy of the A-League Terms of Admission here.

For a current copy of the Hyundai A-League spectator Code of Conduct, please click here.

Central Coast Stadium management may change these conditions from time to time as per the hirer request or industry updates and may choose not to enforce some of these terms in some cases, as it deems appropriate. It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Stadium management to apply such change or exercise any variation on a temporary or permanent basis.