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Ok.. I'll be the one to ask..

How has North Port Oval fared with the current deluge?

We have had more rain this week than during the period that caused it to be closed and games shifted away.

 

I know that the Grounds Maintenance contract has been changed with new people looking after the surface, but surely the drainage issue is something that can't be fixed overnight.

 

If the ground can't cope, where should/would games be transferred to?

 

 

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TBO same surface and drainage as the GEE !!!  AND NO CRICKET PITCH!!!

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jb
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North port, there was water lying on top of the centre circle prior to the Saturday game after last weeks rain.  I suspect heavier rain this week.  The wings actually weren't too bad.

the grounds capacity will be tested on Saturday,.

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If Saturday is a nice day for footy TBO would struggle to cope with the AFL Reserves game if the crowd was anything like last Sunday . I think TBO is booked for local league finals.

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North Port is a very poor example for the VFL finals.

Last week there were people still lined up outside up till nearly 1/4 time

Just not good enough for a supposed professional League and dont get me started on the ground surface it will be very interesting if a high priced AFL player is injured this weeked due to the poor ground conditions

The yuppie domiated Port Phillip Council would have to spend millions to bring this outdated ground up to a reasonable standard for both players and spectators and they are never giong to do that.They would rather make it a "community" recreation area   like Vic Park and Arden Street  with no professiolal sport played there instead so they can  suck up to all the well healed newbie voters that now infest the former City of Port Melbourne

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North Port Oval has passed its used by date for VFL finals. In this day and age the League should not be using any ground with a cricket pitch for Finals.. If it happens to be wet it looks unprofessional and lowers the standard of the game. TBO is the obvious choice or perhaps Casey Fields.Frankston Oval is another but is locked into MPNFL finals.

Just another problem with the ever declining VFL.....

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North port oval looked great last sunday with the packed ground. To the clowns that all arrived late and are outside in a long queue bad luck you should have come earlier. We have had lots of rain in victoria and majority if grounds will be affected. The middle of the ground at north port might be a bit heavy but majority will be ok. Anyone that thinks princes park is the go better think again. Northport i will text you some photos of the old stand at princes park taken 2 weeks ago. Can you plase upload them.

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Northport i have sent 2 photos of princes park taken 2 weeks ago at the Collingwood v willy game. Can you upload them when you have time.

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I still think Port Melbourne is the best ground for finals.

The queuing issue may just require an extra admission gate. That's not difficult.

Perhaps more undercover seating would be worthwhile. I'd love to see a small Grandstand built at the Fred Cook end of the ground. It could incorporate a proper gymnasium underneath...and potentially another kiosk if required for big days.

The grass Hill at Port isn't as big as it once was, but it is still a great feature and it's great to see it well populated on Finals days.

The surface can be fixed. That is something that is manageable.







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