VU Whitten Oval

Melbourne/Victoria

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Whitten Oval

The VU Whitten Oval is located in the heart of Footscray in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. It is no longer used as an official AFL venue, but remains the training and administration base of the Western Bulldogs, also hosting the Footscray Bulldogs VFL home matches and AFLW home games. As well as being the home of the Doggies, the Whitten Oval was also the home of the Fitzroy Football Club for a number of years. In total, the ground hosted 880 AFL/VFL matches, including two finals.

During its AFL days, the Whitten Oval (then known as the Western Oval) held around 25,000 but has since been redeveloped with capacity now estimated at around 12,000. New lights suitable for night matches were installed in mid-2016 and more recently, a video scoreboard. The EJ Whitten Grandstand remains, as does the administration building, and a modern training facility, with a grass hill surrounding the rest of the ground. The venue is officially known as the Victoria University (VU) Whitten Oval due to a naming-rights agreement.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria MAP Address: 412 Barkly Street, Footscray West 3012. Tel: (03) 9680 6100
Capacity: 12,000 Seats:
Record Crowd: 42,354 - Round 12, 1955 VFL: Footscray v Collingwood Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 10,100 - 04/02/17: AFLW: Western Bulldogs v Fremantle
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: Redeveloped:
Former/Other Names: Western Oval
VU Whitten Oval
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Sports Played: Australian Football Home Teams: Footscray FC (VFL)
Annual Events: Historic Events:
Last Event: 31/08/19: VFL Finals: Footscray v Williamstown Next Event:
Directions: Transport:
Whitten Oval is a short walk from West Footscray station - on the Sydneham/Watergardens line.
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