Punt Road Oval

Punt Road Oval

Punt Road Oval is the traditional home ground of the Richmond Football Club. Located near the MCG, the club’s training and administration is still based at the ground, inside the Swinburne Centre, which replaced the old social club building and opened in 2011. The ground also hosts Richmond’s VFL home games.

The oval was reconstructed and made larger in 2012/13, increasing it to the size of Etihad Stadium, while also removing the turf cricket wickets. The historic grandstand is still in place and was renovated in time for the 2014 season when the newly-formed Richmond VFL team entered the VFL and hosted home games at the venue. While the record crowd at Punt Road Oval was around 46,000 in 1949, these days it only holds approximately 5,000 fans.

ME Bank Centre

Traditionally known as the Richmond Cricket Ground, the first match was recorded at the site in December 1856. The Richmond Cricket Club continued to play at the venue until 2011. Football was first played at the ground in 1885 when Richmond was in the VFA. They entered the VFL/AFL in 1908 and played at Punt Road until 1964 when they moved to the much larger MCG. After this time, the capacity was reduced to 22,000 with much of the outer hill removed to allow for the widening of Punt Road.

Punt Road Oval Details

Location
Address
Punt Rd, Richmond 3121. Tel: (03) 9429 5333  
Capacity
5,000  
Record Crowd
46,000 - 13/6/1949 VFL: Richmond v Carlton
Highest Crowd since 2003
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
Yes  
Arena Dimensions
159 x 124m
Opened
1856
Redeveloped
2011
Former/Other Names
Swinburne Centre
ME Bank Centre
Richmond Cricket Ground
Ticket Agent
 
Sports Played
Australian Football  
Home Teams
Richmond FC (VFL)
Richmond FC (AFLW)  
Last Event
Next Event
 
Directions
Transport
Punt Road Oval is located next to Richmond Station and is also within walking distance of Jolimont Station. There are also tram services nearby.
Parking
Parking is available in Yarra Park, located next to Punt Road Oval.
Accommodation
See nearby Punt Road Oval hotels and more. VIEW ACCOMMODATION
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