North Sydney Oval will be transformed into a premier sports venue after the NSW Government committed $11 million to upgrade the popular sportsground.
Member for Willoughby Tim James said improvements to playing surfaces, spectator seating, food and beverage outlets, and player and officials’ rooms would take North Sydney Oval to the next level.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government are committed to investing in community sport infrastructure so we can support our local grassroots sporting organisations all the way up to the elite level,” Mr James said.
“This upgrade will help support the growth of women’s sport in NSW and make it easier for fans to catch our best sporting talent, both in comfort and style.
“I cannot wait to see our local sporting teams and the Aussie female cricket team here on a regular basis – boosting participation in the sports we all love.”
Other upgrades include improvements to community and stakeholder spaces, public toilet amenities and broadcast media boxes.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said investing in grassroots sport has a huge part to play in engaging the soaring number of female players in our local communities.
“North Sydney Oval has hosted some of cricket’s most important and memorable moments, including the inaugural day-night women’s Ashes Test in 2017 where Ellyse Perry’s scored an incredible double ton,” Mr Henskens.
“We want to continue growing female sport participation, and this project will ensure women and girls have a modern and fit-for-purpose venue to watch their sporting heroes in action.”
Alongside women’s cricket, North Sydney Oval hosted the inaugural Sydney Swans AFLW match last year in front of over 8,200 fans.