One of Victoria’s most iconic grassroots football grounds has undergone a $6.2 million upgrade.
North Port Oval, home to VFL powerhouse Port Melbourne, has hosted the big blockbusters for decades, but tired facilities have meant the Borough has struggled to cater to the modern footy fan and player’s needs.
Member for Albert Park, Martin Foley, today joined Port Melbourne President, Peter Bromley, at Port Melbourne’s home game against North Ballarat to mark the start of a new era at North Port Oval.
The refurbishment includes a new spectator entry to the ground and refurbishments within the Norm Goss Stand, as well as modern change rooms, administration areas and a function room.
The upgrade secures the future of VFL football at the famous venue, but will also create opportunities for families and other members of the community to use the facility. The Port Melbourne Cricket Club and other grassroots organisations will also benefit.
The project secures the future of one of Victoria’s best known footy clubs at its iconic home.
Quotes attributable to Member for Albert Park, Martin Foley
“Home to legends like Fred Cook and Peter Bedford, North Port Oval is deeply engrained in footy folklore.”
“Port Melbourne Football Club is the most successful club in the history of the VFL. This investment sets the club up for a new era of success on and off the field as the stand-alone club among the AFL dominated ranks.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren
“The Labor Government is investing in sporting venues across the state, ensuring players, officials, spectators and families have access to the facilities they deserve.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020