Cricket Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Government and Cricket Australia, recently unveiled the new $40 million Victorian Cricket and Community Centre at Junction Oval.
The Victorian Cricket and Community Centre features new headquarters for Cricket Victoria, high performance facilities, and new medical and rehabilitation areas for our elite cricket teams.
The ground and complex can be used for cricket all-year round, meaning cricket and football will never again clash at the MCG.
Junction Oval will host Premier Cricket Club, St Kilda, Sheffield Shield matches for the champion Bushrangers, and matches for our Victorian women’s team the VicSpirit.
Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tony Dodemaide said the new venue is for everyone.
“It will service our elite players, our fans and the community at-large. We are dedicated to being a sport for all and this new building will help us deliver on that goal.”
The Centre will be a cricket hub for the community with education facilities for visiting schools, while also recognising the importance and history of indigenous cricket to the site.
The upgrade has also given Junction Oval the power to lure and host international fixtures. It’s already locked in group games for the women’s ICC World T20, when the tournament comes to Australia for the first time in 2020.
The Victorian Government proudly delivered $25 million towards the $40 million Victorian Cricket and Community Centre at Junction Oval, with Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria pitching in the rest.
Premier Daniel Andrews said we promised to build a new home for Victorian cricket at Junction Oval and we’ve delivered. We’re getting things done.
“The new ground and community centre will provide world class facilities for our elite teams, right through to our grassroots clubs.”