RSEA Park receives $13m grant

April 21, 2018 by  

Moorabbin Oval, popularly known for its sponsorship name, RSEA Park, has recently received a $13 million grant from the State Government to venture into its second stage of redevelopment.

The official announcement of the funding from the Andrews Labor Government forms part of the 2018 State Budget.

According to Matt Finnis, CEO of St Kilda, the announcement of the funding was a big win for the club and the community, and marked a hugely important day in history for The Saints. He added that the grant will help to bring the team closer to their target of transforming Moorabbin Oval into a $50m facility.

The second stage of the RSEA redevelopment project includes a grandstand, new standard female specific change facilities, an additional indoor sports court and aquatic facilities. There also plans to improve the facilities at RSEA Park to become a broadcast-quality venue capable of hosting AFLW games and pre-season AFL matches. The funding will also assist in the club’s plans of coming up with community programs to engage local schools and groups.

St Kilda is a successful AFL club in Australia with a huge fan base. The club recently made a move back to its Spiritual home – Moorabbin. Fans are often seen showing their support towards the club in various ways, including large banner printing and display at matches.