New lights will allow VFL and AFLW matches to be broadcast from Frankston Park, securing the ground’s place as a premium sporting venue. The installation of four new LED light towers at the home of the Frankston Dolphins began in January and is expected to be completed next month.
“Being able to broadcast our sporting events is a big win for all of us,” Mayor Sandra Mayer said. “As well as showcasing Frankston over the airwaves, the lights will also help attract big games for local sports fans and be of economic benefit to the community. When restrictions are lifted, visitors will come to Frankston to see matches and check out our local attractions, shops and restaurants, which will aid the economy’s recovery.”
The intensity of the lights can be turned up or down depending on whether training, standard matches or broadcast-level games are taking place.
Frankston City Council committed $1.3 million to the $2.8 million upgrade, with $650,000 coming from the State Government and $850,000 from the Federal Government.