The home of the Geelong Cats, Simonds Stadium is also known as Kardinia Park and is located in South Geelong. Currently around 27,000 people can fill the grounds to capacity, however once construction is complete there will be room for an extra 36,000 which will make Simonds Stadium the largest one in regional Australia.
Ever since the 1800, football has been played at Simonds Stadium. The Geelong Cats made it their home in 1941 after their former grounds the Corio Oval was used by the military in World War II. Between August 2007 and August 2011 Geelong did not lose a single home game at the grounds here. This takes home ground advantage to the next level as Geelong is one of the few clubs that plays on the same grounds that it trains.
In 2013, floodlights were attached to the stadium so that night games could be played. The stadium has undergone a few name changes as sponsors change, but no matter what it is always referred to as locals and Cats fans as “the cattery”.