There is usually a good atmosphere at this ground, and the viewing is quite good from most angles. In desperate need of a complete upgrade, however. The standing room under the southern grandstand is a waste of space because no one ever uses it unless they absolutely have to. Parking can be a bit tricky for big games.
I have been to a few games this year at Brookvale Oval and I am a little disappointed with a few things. When watching a game itís nice to have a few COLD beers while watching but for some reason the beer is always warm. How hard would it be to have it cold before the gates are opened?
Also I was sitting at the north end on the hill in the family area another time
and I was disappointed when I tried to purchase bottled water from the only place in this area which is designed for kids and families and they did not have any. When trying to purchase something to eat and drink it was extremely unorganised and I felt sorry for the people working behind the counter as they were very limited. There was no line up structure and found it difficult to see where the line started and finished.
For such a great ground to watch a game and to still have the hill side atmosphere it would be great to see the facilities approve in these areas.
Home of the famous historically greedy club known as Manly Warringah. Plenty of good players and corrupt officials have called this ground home. The ground has seen better years but does have some history to speak of when players like Terry Randall,Graham Eadie and Russell Gartner called this place home. Unfortunately greedy and abusive power of rugby league lead by Manly have destroyed the soul of the sport and this place is a reminder of the rot at the core of the game.