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bombermad09
Caseys home ground?
I was just curious as to where Casey Scorpians home ground will be? Because I live in Casey, so it would allow me to see Casey v. Bendigo with ease.
NorthPort
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http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/caseyfields/ There is a map link on the page.






rico
Had a squizz just before Christmas and i have nto say I'm pleasantly surprised at the progress since I last saw the place ( about 2 months ago). It looks a real goer , the stand area should be excellent and the surface is already quite good. Even the secondary ground looks good. There's no doubting it's going to be a tad bare and soulless for a year or two ( especially if some of the 'negativos' of this board get stuck into it as i suspect they might..........but Springvale were rooted , we all know that. This looks to me to be a fairly good initiative for the long term survival of State level footy. Mind you , we play the very first game out there....if we get beat I'll be slagging off at the place no end !!! :lol:
caseyscorp
Rico Big Game - Round 4 at Casey Fields. The Casey Scorpions v Box Hill Hawks, in what may well become a regular rivalry (given the local Cranbourne FC's links to Hawthorn & thence to the BH Hawks). I hope you get beaten, but don't slag off the place.
caseyscorp
Bombermad09 Entrance is recently constructed and located just to the west (Cranbourne side) of the railway crossing. It's obviously developing faster than the map people can keep up. There are 3 completed footy grounds, 12 tennis courts almost finished, 3 netball courts finished, as well as 2 cricket ovals (for District Cricket & junior footy) and a 2.2 km road cycle racing track currently under construction. Around $13 million funded by the City of Casey with a $1 million thrown in by the State Government, and another $800,000 shared by Football Victoria & Cricket Victoria. It's worth slipping (down, up, across depending where in Casey you are) to have a look.
bcarbonaro
What about public transport ? Is it serviced by trains and/or bus services ?
Muesli
[quote="bcarbonaro"]What about public transport ? Is it serviced by trains and/or bus services ?[/quote] While the ground is near a train track it's the old V-line track & not in use. So to get there by public transport you would have to catch the train to Cranbourne & then get a bus to the ground. How close the buses travel to the ground i don't know.
caseyscorp
Bus route 896 runs from the Cranbourne Station. In an area which doesn't have much public transport, this is one of the best bus routes around. It was introduced a couple of years ago in (temporary?) substitution of a 1999 election promise to extend the railway line to Cranbourne East and build a new railway station. The bus meets every train at Cranbourne Station (and then takes passengers to Cranbourne East as far as the Casey Indoor Leisure Complex). This includes on the weekend (for example on Sundays the bus starts running before 7am and finishes after midnight). Here is the link to timetables: http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/timetables/timetable_options.php?type... The CILC (Mel 134 C6) is about 1km away from Casey Fields (Mel 134 E7). As a comparison the MCG is about 600 metres away from the Richmond Station. A footpath goes most of the way to Casey Fields from the CILC, and by the time the first match is played it will extend for the full distance. For the future, an attempt will be made to have the State Government extend bus route 896 to Casey Fields (at least on days when there are matches). With the current comments during October from the State Government bureaucrats there seems little chance of the railway line being extended to Cranbourne East in the next few years (although it was promised by the Labor party in the 1999 election campaign). The "Trainlink" bus service is the "Claytons" train. We need the government to extend the bus service to Casey Fields when there are events on. This shouldn't be too much of a challenge because there is flexibility in the timetable. The only issue is the funding of it (which should just be a bit of fuel & wear & tear on the bus for a 2km extra addition to the current route, as driver and bus are already funded). However, bureaucratic intransigence may yet find a reason why this can't occur. This arrangement would in fact provide a better service to Casey Fields than an extension of the train line because it will take passengers right to the door.
footyman
I was at the racecourse the other week, if I knew the ground was so close I would have driven down the road for a look. I thought the ground was on the other side (Melbourne side) of Cranbourne. I'll try for a look next time.
bcarbonaro
[quote="caseyscorp"]Bus route 896 runs from the Cranbourne Station. In an area which doesn't have much public transport, this is one of the best bus routes around. It was introduced a couple of years ago in (temporary?) substitution of a 1999 election promise to extend the railway line to Cranbourne East and build a new railway station. The bus meets every train at Cranbourne Station (and then takes passengers to Cranbourne East as far as the Casey Indoor Leisure Complex). This includes on the weekend (for example on Sundays the bus starts running before 7am and finishes after midnight). Here is the link to timetables: http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/timetables/timetable_options.php?type... The CILC (Mel 134 C6) is about 1km away from Casey Fields (Mel 134 E7). As a comparison the MCG is about 600 metres away from the Richmond Station. A footpath goes most of the way to Casey Fields from the CILC, and by the time the first match is played it will extend for the full distance. For the future, an attempt will be made to have the State Government extend bus route 896 to Casey Fields (at least on days when there are matches). With the current comments during October from the State Government bureaucrats there seems little chance of the railway line being extended to Cranbourne East in the next few years (although it was promised by the Labor party in the 1999 election campaign). The "Trainlink" bus service is the "Claytons" train. We need the government to extend the bus service to Casey Fields when there are events on. This shouldn't be too much of a challenge because there is flexibility in the timetable. The only issue is the funding of it (which should just be a bit of fuel & wear & tear on the bus for a 2km extra addition to the current route, as driver and bus are already funded). However, bureaucratic intransigence may yet find a reason why this can't occur. This arrangement would in fact provide a better service to Casey Fields than an extension of the train line because it will take passengers right to the door.[/quote] Thanks for yours and everyone else's help regarding public transport to the ground.
InForAPenny
Popped in today for my first look at Casey Fields. Very impressive venue overall but the (yet to be completed) stand is modest to say the least.

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