Canberra Stadium

Last Updated: 30/04/13 9:05pm

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Originally constructed in 1977 for the Pacific Conference Games, Canberra Stadium has gone on to be largely used for rugby union and rugby league.

Canberra Raiders and the ACT Brumbies have made the ground their home, although it was used during the 2000 Olympics to host football games.

Matches from the 2003 RWC and the 2008 Rugby League World Cup were played there, while three Super Rugby finals have been hosted at Bruce Stadium too.

The stadium had the running track removed in the late 1980s, while it underwent further improvements in 1997. It now has a capacity of 25,011.

The ground honours some of the greats from both codes - with the main grandstand named after Mal Meninga, the eastern stand named after George Gregan and Stephen Larkham and a statue of Laurie at the main entrance.

The Lions have only previously played at Canberra Stadium once in the past, with Austin Healey scoring a late try to seal victory over the Brumbies.

Fixture: v ACT Brumbies, June 18 (10.30am kick-off)
Previous Lions encounters: v ACT Brumbies W 30-28 (2001).
Did you know: The women's world record was broken at the stadium in 1985 by Marita Koch - with the time of 47.60 seconds still standing today.

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