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St George vs North Sydney at OKI Jubilee

THE St.George Dragons meet the North Sydney Bears in Harold Matthews and SG Ball this Saturday at OKI Jubilee Stadium

Jubilee grandstand extension gains unanimous Council support

KOGARAH Council tonight granted consent to the extension of the existing grandstand and the upgrade of associated facilities at OKI Jubilee Stadium

Museum and seating part of next Kogarah upgrade

KOGARAH Councillors are expected to approve the latest Jubilee Stadium Development Application (DA).

Kogarah celebrates Gold Coast match

TO celebrate the historic round one match between the St.George Bank Dragons and the Gold Coast Titans, R2K is holding a function at the Kogarah Inn Hotel

Kogarah finally gains six home games

THE St.George Bank Dragons have announced that Kogarah's Jubilee Stadium will host six Dragons' home games in 2007. It will be the first season since the formation of the St.George-Illawarra joint venture that Jubilee Stadium has hosted more than five m

St.George Chairman announces new election Bylaws

IN the recently published St.George Leagues Club Journal (Nov 2006-Feb 2007), Club Chairman Warren Lockwood repeats his Board's concern about "overzealous campaigning" during the March 2006 Board election.

OKI tops Gong as home fixtures complete

27 August 2006For the fourth season in succession, Kogarah's OKI Jubilee Stadium has recorded a superior crowd average to Wollongong's WIN Stadium. After the completion of WIN Stadium's seven home games and Jubilee Stadium's five home games, Kogarah finished season 2006 with a crowd average of 13,700, compared to Wollongong's 12,885. Overall, the crowd averages are somewhat disappointing for the St.George Bank Dragons considering that the 2005 Kogarah average was 15,275 and the 2005 WIN average was 14,426. Despite Kogarah's decline from 2005, the following should be noted in relation to the five Jubilee fixtures in 2006:* OKI Jubilee Stadium recorded the highest ever Dragons' home crowd against the Melbourne Storm. * OKI Jubilee Stadium recorded the highest Dragons' home crowd against the Rabbitohs since 1999. * OKI Jubilee Stadium recorded a new Kogarah joint-venture ground record in round 19 against the Bulldogs. 19,500 tickets were reportedly sold for the Bulldogs' match, but the attendance was listed as 18,223. * The round 13 match against Parramatta, played in monsoon-like conditions, recorded the lowest crowd at Kogarah since the 1999 match against the North Queensland Cowboys. However, approximately 15,000 tickets were pre-sold for the Parramatta match but the attendance was reduced to 9,075. * The 14,211 attendance against the Wests Tigers in round 24 followed five successive Dragons' defeats and the Wests Tigers' abandonment of any top eight hopes. WIN Stadium's decline from 2005 was discernible, even though the venue maintained seven home games including a significant pre-season feature match against the Roosters. Despite concerns by the Wollongong Sportsground Trust that WIN Stadium would fail to keep seven Dragons' games at the venue going forward, the Trust managed to secure a feature match that Steelers' supremo Bob Millward feels should have a "...similar status as the Charity Shield." In line with Millward's thoughts, Wollongong Sportsground Trust Chairman Chris Christodoulou stated that, "We've still got seven first-class games, we haven't gone backwards in that regard." Since the return to the Dragons' spiritual home in 2003, OKI Jubilee Stadium's crowd average is 14,357 compared to WIN Stadium's 13,500. While in all eight seasons of the joint venture, WIN Stadium has finished behind the Dragons' Sydney home venues on crowd average. Using the Dragons rationale of including the Charity Shield against South Sydney in the Dragons' home game allocation, the overall Sydney crowd average in 2006 was 17,734 compared to Wollongong's 12,885.The success of the Dragons recording victories at Kogarah and WIN Stadium also reduced in 2006. The Dragons success rate at Kogarah reduced from 80% to 60%, while the Dragons' success rate at WIN Stadium reduced from 71% to 57%.The Dragons have now played 395 matches at Kogarah since 1950, recording 270 victories, 115 losses and 10 draws. Related articles:http://www.r2k.info/news/kogarahtriplewhammy.htmlhttp://www.r2k.info/news/okitopsgongagain.html

Purchase tickets for the Tigers' clash

19 August, 2006Tickets are still available for the Saints vs Tigers match at OKI Jubilee Stadium. Seating is available in the recently constructed northern terrace, while hill tickets are also available.Call (02)9587 1022 to purchase your tickets and avoid the queues. After purchasing your tickets in advance, simply pick up your tickets behind OKI Jubilee Stadium at the Dragons' ticketing tent on game day.For additional information on OKI Jubilee Stadium, please visit the R2K website at www.r2k.info

Carlton upgrade great news for OKI

CARLTON Railway Station is set to finally receive its long awaited $6.2 million upgrade from the State Government. Although significantly behind timetable, work on the ?Easy Access? upgrade is expected to commence before the end of 2006.The Carlton upgrade includes:* 4 new lifts and new canopies.* New family accessible toilet* Improved lighting and CCTV coverage for greater security.For many years, the home Station of the Dragons has been a lot less accessible than neighbouring stations such as Hurstville, Allawah, Kogarah and Rockdale. However, the Carlton Station upgrade will place it on a par with neighbouring stations in terms of access for the aged, frail and parents with young children.Although considered a formality, the $6.2 million upgrade still needs to be approved by both Kogarah and Rockdale Councils. The State Government commitment is another bonus for OKI Jubilee Stadium. When construction is complete, the home Station of the Dragons will be able to provide better service to patrons that are attending the spiritual home of the Dragons.

Saints vs Souths at OKI Jubilee Stadium

THE NRL has announced that the St.George Bank Dragons will play the South Sydney Rabbitohs at OKI Jubilee Stadium on Sunday, 9 July. Kick-off has been scheduled for 3:00pm.

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