Bowled over by the Junction Oval redevelopment
The Victorian Government’s redevelopment of the iconic Junction Oval’s first-class cricket ground is well underway. The new turf has been rolled out and construction of the three-storey Victorian Cricket and Community Centre building is taking shape.
The Victorian Government’s $25 million contribution will give our top male and female cricketers the ground and facilities they deserve. "Our cricketers deserve the very best facilities and a world class ground," says Minister for Sport John Eren.
Australian cricket stars Peter Siddle and Kristen Beams inspected the oval and gave it the thumbs up.
The Victorian Cricket and Community Centre will feature new headquarters for Cricket Victoria, female-friendly facilities for our elite women’s cricket team VicSpirit, and state-of- the-art medical and rehabilitation areas.
The centre will take cricket to all Victorian communities hosting grassroots cricket clubs in St Kilda, as well as Sheffield Shield matches for the champion Bushrangers. Cricket is our national pastime and we’re seeing even more young Victorians pick up a bat or ball.
That’s why we’re supporting cricket clubs across the state to upgrade their facilities, attract more fans and players, and discover our next test cricket star.
The Junction Oval redevelopment is expected to be completed and ready for action during the 2017/18 season.