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State Hockey Centre (South Australia)

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State Hockey Centre (South Australia)

State Hockey Centre
The Pines
Former names The Pines Stadium
Distinctive Homes Hockey Stadium
Location State Sports Park, Main North Road, Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094
Owner South Australian Government
Operator Office of Recreation & Sport
Capacity 10,000
Surface FIH approved Class 1 System 5 Balsam water-based
Hockey SA
Men: Southern Hotshots (AHL) (1991-present)
Women: Southern Suns (AHL) (1993-present)
South Australian Gridiron Association (1997-2009)

The State Hockey Centre, set in South Australia’s State Sports Park, is a field hockey stadium in Adelaide, Australia and offers a pitch used for both competition and training activities, complemented by amenities. The stadium, which has a spectator capacity of 10,000 is home to Hockey SA, the peak body for hockey in South Australia and to both Adelaide based teams in the Australian Hockey League, the men's Southern Hotshots since 1991 and the women's Southern Suns since 1993. The stadium is also home to Forestville Hockey Club since 1994, and was opened in a ceremony by then Australian representative Paul Lewis, another Forestville Hockey Club player.

The venue, also known by its original name of The Pines Stadium, was also home to South Australian Gridiron Association from 1997 until 2009.


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