The launch of the Showgrounds Redevelopment on Saturday 3 March 2012 is set to be a huge event, coinciding with a NAB Cup game between two AFL powerhouses!
In November, the AFL released theÂ draw for the 2012 NAB CupÂ and the revamped pre-season competition features the Wangaratta Showgrounds as the host of a regional game, which will see Essendon and St Kilda face off in Round 3 of the competition.
You can purchase ticketsÂ online, in person or over the phone from the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Box OfficeÂ from this date.
â€śBoth the AFL and Council are anticipating that a bumper crowd will attend, given the quality of the two sides and there strong supporter bases.
â€śThis will be the ideal way to showcase the new facilities.Â The game will be played under lights, starting at 7.00pm, with the prospect of a local curtain raiser to whet the crowds appetite,â€ť said Mr Sharp.
The official launch of the $2.9 million Wangaratta Showgrounds redevelopment project will be attended by representatives from the State Government, the AFL and Council.
Mr Sharp encouraged all football fans to attend the match.
â€śIn the past we have rarely had the opportunity, here in Wangaratta, to see the standard of football we can expect from these two great clubs,â€ť he said.Â
â€śOur new facilities have been a long time coming, but those in attendance will witness the dawning of a new era for football in Wangaratta. One that will cement Wangaratta as the Australian Rules football hub of the region.â€ť