Located in Alice Springs, Traegar Park plays host to Australian Football and Cricket. The venue is current being upgraded.
The floodlighting will be upgraded from 300 lux to 800 lux which will allow televised Australian Football League (AFL) games. The new light towers will be designed to cater for the future lighting level of 1400 lux, which will cater for televised international cricket.
A new 750 kva transformer and high voltage cabling reticulation is required to increase power supply to Traeger Park to cater for the new lights and grandstand facility. The grandstand/multi functional facility will replace the existing Ted Hayes Memorial Stand and is expected to comprise of players change rooms and amenities, players dining rooms, umpires change room, first aid room, doctor/physio room, grandstand seating, multipurpose function room, kitchen, corporate rooms, press rooms and third umpire room.
The Alice Springs Town Council approached Northern Territory Government to provide funding to improve the facilities at Traeger Park in line with the recently developed master plan which recognised the need for a national standard sporting venue in Alice Springs.
The Northern Territory Government committed $5M over a period of years. $0.8M was spent in 2002 for the upgrade of the hockey field in time for the 2002 Masters Games. The remaining $4.2M has been assigned to upgrading the lights to the main oval and Stage 1 of a new grandstand/multifunctional facility building.
The upgrade of Traeger Park will allow the delivery of quality sport and recreational opportunities to the local community and Territory population, as well as hosting major special events such as AFL and International Cricket matches.