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Box Hill City Oval

Box Hill City Oval is an Australian rules football and cricket stadium located in Box Hill, Australia. It is the home ground of the Box Hill Hawks Football Club which plays in the VFL and the Box Hill Cricket Club.

Box Hill City Oval was officially opened in 1937. The capacity of the venue is approximately 10,000 people. The largest official attendance at the ground was on 14th August 1983 when 6,200 people attended a VFA game between Box Hill and Oakleigh. In more recent times a crowd of 5,253 attended a VFL game between the Box Hill Hawks and Williamstown on 19th June 2005. On Melbourne Show Day 1953 the venue hosted a charity Australian rules football game between the “Box Hill All Stars” and “Hawthorn – Richmond Combine”. While an official attendance was not recorded, the crowd at the time was estimated as in excess of 8,000.

Major Milestones

1937 Ground opened
Main pavilion constructed
1951 Box Hill Football Club admitted to VFA
Major improvements including committee rooms, kiosk added
1970 Coterie room constructed
1976 Social rooms built in main pavilion
1983 Scoreboard constructed
1989 Playing surface relaid
Kiosk constructed
1994 Committee rooms and coterie room joined to form President's Room
1998 Whitehorse Council acquired 3 remaining houses adjacent to ground
Areas converted into public carparking
2001 "Federation Gates" constructed
2002 Box Hill Hawks players rooms and administration office constructed
2007 "Barbara and Ron Gibbs Entrance" opened
Cricket practice wickets removed from playing arena

References

  • "Box Hill Football Club Yearbook", Box Hill Football Club, Melbourne, 1951
  • "Box Hill Football Club Souvenir History", Box Hill Football Club, Melbourne, 1961
  • "Box Hill Football Club Souvenir History", Box Hill Football Club, Melbourne, 2000
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