Coburg City Oval
Coburg City Oval (officially known as Piranha Park due to naming-rights) is a suburban football ground located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Opened in 1915, the ground is the home of VFL club Coburg Lions.
It features a main grandstand at the southern end which was constructed in 1925. A social club is located inside as well as the change rooms. Media facilities and coaches boxes are located next to the grandstand towards the wing. Concrete terracing is located around the ground with some seating located in front of the grandstand, while a scoreboard is located opposite the grandstand and there is lighting suitable for training.
Coburg City Oval was home of the North Melbourne Football Club for one year in 1965, moving its playing and training base to the ground from Arden Street Oval. The move was intended to be permanent, with discussions to sign a 40-year lease, however the club decided to move back to North Melbourne after just eight months. During that season, the Kangaroos averaged home crowds of 13,146 and a record crowd of 21,626 against Collingwood in round 10. The Coburg Cricket Club is also a current tenant of the ground.
In 2003, a fire damaged the grandstand, and to this day, the stand has never fully been repaired. However, in 2018 it was announced the grandstand would be finally be upgraded thanks to $6m in funding, including female-friendly change rooms, with work to commence in 2020.
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