West Park Oval
West Park Oval is located right next to Bass Strait in Burnie, Tasmania. Night games can get quite cold given its location. The ground has two grandstands, both small with the main stand being undercover on the broadcast wing. The open stand on the outer (southern) wing is located behind the grass hill which covers the whole wing. A large scoreboard is situated behind the eastern goals and the venue is lit by four light towers. The oval is in the shape of an egg, while it also has a cycling track around its perimeter.
The oval hosted two AFL practice matches in the early 1990s, with a record crowd of 10,547 attending the first between Carlton and St Kilda in 1992, and an estimated 8,500 attending the second between Carlton and Melbourne in 1993. It continues to host footy, as home of the Burnie Dockers Football Club, as well as local cricket and cycling events.
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