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.
âBoth the AFL and Council are anticipating that a bumper crowd will attend, given the quality of the two sides and there strong supporter bases.
âThis 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 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.
âIn 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 he said.Â
âOur 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