Victoria Park Panorama, Australia

Victoria Park is a sports venue in Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Built for the purpose of both Australian rules football and cricket, the stadium is oval shaped. Victoria Park has also been home to a cycling track, tennis courts and a baseball club that once played as a curtain raiser to football matches.

Victoria Park stadium is historically notable as a former Victorian Football League (now Australian Football League) venue between 1892 and 1999 and headquarters of the Collingwood Football Club for 107 years until 2005. It was also a temporary home ground for the Fitzroy Football Club for the 1985 and 1986 seasons. The ground is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and is of state heritage significance.

At its peak, from 1959 to the late 1980s, Victoria Park was the third largest of the suburban VFL stadiums after the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Princes Park. However, in the 1990s the AFL's ground consolidation policy forced clubs away from their traditional home grounds and Collingwood played their last AFL game there in 1999. Collingwood continued to use Victoria Park as a training and administration base up until 2005. In 2009 Victoria Park received heritage listing by Heritage Victoria as major plans were drawn up to redevelop the stadium. In 2010 the Collingwood returned to Victoria Park to play its Victorian Football League games there, and in 2018 the new VFLW side played two games at Victoria Park.


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