Austadiums | Australian Stadiums & Sport

 
Austadiums Twitter Austadiums Facebook
 

Mayor backs Princes Park option

Austadiums   |  Saturday 25th April 2009

SHARE:

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle is prepared to enter talks with the AFL over possible use of Princes Park for premiership season matches.

The venue, situated within the City of Melbourne-run Princes Park precinct, has emerged as a potential negotiation tool for the AFL as it contemplates ways to break financial stand-offs with its two Melbourne stadiums, the MCG and Etihad Stadium.

The 16 clubs recently told the AFL to explore adding a third stadium to the Melbourne options.

Princes Park is already being redeveloped as part of a community project funded by the AFL and local, state and federal governments.

Doyle said he would support any AFL move to upgrade that redevelopment.

"We would welcome Princes Park (as an AFL venue) on a number of points of view," Doyle told the Herald Sun.

"Obviously, it is in the City of Melbourne, and we have spent a considerable amount on the surrounding parklands and on Princes Park in terms of infrastructure upgrade.

"These days to bring something to AFL level would require significant investment, but one of the things about Melbourne is that if we build or upgrade a sporting arena, even to the very high standards of the AFL, it will be used.

"One of the other things we might like to think about is I believe there is a real possibility that we could be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2018, in which case another ground in Melbourne could be showcased for that as well."

Doyle said if the AFL wanted to reintroduce Princes Park, which was used in 1277 VFL/AFL matches from 1897-2005, it would need to commit soon.

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said during the week the AFL was "happy to consider" the clubs' request for a third Melbourne venue.

Damian Barrett
Herald Sun

 
TAGS:   Ikon Park 
 

Write for Austadiums! Contact Us >

Latest News

Western Melbourne and South-West Sydney to join A-League A-League Expansion Decision Imminent Contract awarded for demolition of Allianz Stadium Austadiums Awards 2018: Vote now!

You might also like

 

STADIUMS

AUS CAPITAL TERRITORY Canberra
NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney Newcastle
NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin
QUEENSLAND Brisbane Gold Coast
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide
TASMANIA Hobart Launceston
VICTORIA Melbourne Geelong
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Perth
NEW ZEALAND Wellington Auckland

SPORT

AUS FOOTBALL AFL AFLW P/S
RUGBY LEAGUE NRL Trials
FOOTBALL A-League W-League FFA Cup
BASKETBALL NBL WNBL
RUGBY UNION Super Rugby NRC GRR
CRICKET Tests ODI's Sheffield ODD BBL
BASEBALL ABL
GOLF HORSE RACING MOTOR SPORT NETBALL TENNIS OTHER SPORTS
Austadiums Awards 2018
Austadiums Facebook Austadiums Twitter Austadiums Instagram

AUSTRALIAN STADIUMS & SPORT
www.austadiums.com

STADIUMS
 • View Stadiums

 • Redevelopments
 • Former/Proposed Stadiums
 • Seating Maps
 • Highest Rated
 • Stadium News

SPORT
 • Austadiums Sport
 • Events
 • Results
 • Crowds
 • Sports News
 • Sports Betting

INTERACT
 • Forum
 • Facebook
 • Twitter - @austadiums
 • Twitter - @au_sport
 • Instagram
 • Newsletter

WEBSITE
 • About Austadiums
 • Mobile Site
 • Site Map
 • Terms & Conditions
 • Privacy Policy
 • Contact Us

    © Copyright 1999-2018 Austadiums - All rights reserved.         

CV Media