WORKS to redevelop Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium Oval have commenced. A redevelopment of the adjacent North Ballarat #2 Oval is also underway. The Victorian Government is funding the $15 million project. The Labor Government’s plan for Eureka Stadium includes new lighting, spectator seating and a video scoreboard, giving Ballarat the world-class stadium it deserves. It will allow the Western Bulldogs to play AFL home-and-away matches in Ballarat, meaning more tourists and a stronger local economy. Works involve realignment and upgrade of Eureka Stadium’s playing surface and an upgrade of the adjacent #2 Oval to provide an alternative training venue and manage usage loads of Eureka Stadium’s playing surface.
This work will pave the way for further development of spectator facilities throughout 2016 and will allow AFL games to be staged in Western Victoria in 2017. Other funding promised to Ballarat is $9 million for the Wendouree Sports and Events Centre, $5 million for the Ballarat Showgrounds upgrade and $2.5 million towards C.E Brown Reserve.