Glenferrie Oval

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Glenferrie Oval
Glenferrie Oval in 2009. The Michael Tuck Stand is middle-right
Former names Hawthorn Football ground, Ausdoc Oval
Location 34 Linda Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Coordinates 37°49′14″S 145°1′58″E / 37.82056°S 145.03278°E / -37.82056; 145.03278Coordinates: 37°49′14″S 145°1′58″E / 37.82056°S 145.03278°E / -37.82056; 145.03278
Owner City of Boroondara
Operator City of Boroondara
Capacity 10,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1903

Glenferrie Oval is an Australian rules football stadium located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

It is the historic home of and is synonymous with the Hawthorn Football Club, who played there from 1903 and as a VFL/AFL club from 1925–1973, and retained the ground as an administrative and training base until 2006. Hawthorn Football Club moved to a redeveloped Waverley Park early in 2006 in preparation for the 2006 AFL Season.

The ground[edit]

The location of the ground has always been expansion prohibitive, wedged between the Belgrave/Lilydale railway line and nearby side streets, which led to it being known as the "sardine can" by fans.[1]

The ground includes -

The last game that Hawthorn played there was in August 1973 when Hawthorn won against St Kilda by 20 points.

The ground is open to the general public, and is used for a variety of recreation and leisure activities including aerobie. In March 2010 the playing field was resurfaced with couch grass for public use.

Record Crowd[edit]

  • 36,786 - 17/4/1965. Hawthorn v Carlton (VFL)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connolly, Paul. "The Last Stand" The Age The (Melbourne) Magazine #19, May 2006
  2. ^ "Glenferrie Oval Grandstand, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H0890, Heritage Overlay HO83". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria.