Ikon Park News

12 Feb 2019

Ikon Park redevelopment to enhance AFLW

Carlton Football Club has revealed redevelopment plans for its Ikon Park home base after confirmation it’ll receive $15 million in Federal Government funding.

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20 Apr 2018

Victorian Government's $500m Cash Spash

The Victorian Labor Government has pledged $500 million to state-wide sports infrastructure including $225 million of the 2018/2019 Budget to help fund redevelopments to the MCG and Etihad Stadium Precinct.

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21 Mar 2013

AFL considers third boutique venue

The AFL is examining plans to upgrade either Princes Park or Punt Road Oval as a boutique 25,000-seat stadium to help ease the financial burden on Victorian clubs hobbled by onerous Etihad Stadium deals.

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25 Apr 2009

Mayor backs Princes Park option

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

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7 Jun 2006

$55m boost for venues

Victorian-based AFL clubs will soon boast modern and up-to-date facilities to match those of non-Victorian clubs, and they will be made available to community groups and the general public, as part of a $55 million funding project announced by the AFL and the Victorian government on Wednesday.

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22 Mar 2006

AFL probes takeover of Princes Park further

In the strongest indication yet of its desire to take over management of Princes Park, the AFL has engaged a consultant to study the feasibility of it buying the lease of Carlton's home ground.

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19 May 2005

Princes graced this park

After hosting champions and hard men, Carlton's much-loved, and feared, home ground is to be consigned to history. And with it, the old days of suburban football.

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4 Aug 2004

Optus on the agenda until 2006

Optus Oval will remain an AFL venue until at least 2006 regardless of whether Carlton decides to shift from the last remaining suburban ground next year.

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22 Dec 2002

Blues shift to Dome likely

Carlton has taken the first public step towards a shift to Telstra Dome with the massive write-down of Optus Oval grandstands.

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