St Kilda FC’s Moorabbin Oval to undergo multimillion dollar upgrade
St Kilda Football Club are set to begin a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Moorabbin Oval at RSEA Park in south-east Melbourne.
The development, made possible with the support of the Federal Government, Victoria Government, Kingston City Council and AFL, will include an overhaul of the existing sod, drainage and irrigation system and soil trails.
St Kilda general manager Matt Finnis said the upgrade was a significant investment in the key asset of the revitalized RSEA park, which now hosts practice and games for the AFL, AFLW, courses talent and community football.
Noting that the renovation aims to raise the quality of the RSEA Historical Park to levels corresponding to the best playing surfaces in the country, Finnis explained âWe are delighted to start this long overdue turf redevelopment.
âOver the past three years, RSEA Park has been transformed into a state-of-the-art training and administration center for the St Kilda men’s and women’s teams, the Sandringham Dragons, SFNL and SMJFL and therefore use demands of the oval have increased considerably.
âThis is a significant investment not only for the future success of our men’s and women’s programs, but also for the local leagues and the wider community that depend on our field for training and playing football.
âWe are incredibly grateful for the support of our project partners who share our vision of creating a unique, world-class neighborhood that supports the health, fitness and well-being of athletes of all ages and the community in which they are. live.
“Given the schedule and scope of the work, there will be some impact on public access, community football and our elite level programs until the start of the new year.”
The turf redevelopment is expected to begin imminently and is expected to be completed by mid-February 2022.
Alternative training venues and match venues for the AFLW are currently being finalized by the club.
Image: Moorabbin Oval from St Kilda Football Club. Credit: St Kilda Football Club.
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