Youngtown Oval

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Youngtown Memorial Ground
Youngtown Oval 1.jpg
Location Launceston, Tasmania
Coordinates 41°28′39″S 147°10′11″E / 41.47750°S 147.16972°E / -41.47750; 147.16972Coordinates: 41°28′39″S 147°10′11″E / 41.47750°S 147.16972°E / -41.47750; 147.16972
Owner Launceston City Council
Operator Launceston City Council
Capacity 4,000
Tenants
South Launceston Football Club Tasmanian State League
South Launceston Little Athletics Club

Youngtown Memorial Ground is a football ground at Youngtown in the southern suburbs of Launceston, Australia and is home of the South Launceston Football Club in the Tasmania State League.

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The ground was the former home of the City-South Football Club in the former NTFA until they merged with East Launceston during the 1986 TFL season to become South Launceston.

The South Launceston Clubrooms and Reg Walker Stand in the background during a South Launceston TSL match

Youngtown Memorial Ground has one small main stand (Reg Walker Stand) which was transported across from the former York Park BMX track in the early 1990s and was later sealed, roofed and had changerooms built beneath, the rest of the ground has parking spaces available to cars.
It has a capacity of approximately 3,500 and regularly hosts finals for the current NTFA (formerly the Tasmanian Amateur Football League Northern Division) competition.
Youngtown was much maligned during the former TFL Statewide League years as South Launceston were, on several occasions moved away from the ground by the TFL to play at York Park in an effort to attract bigger crowds and play at a better facility.
South Launceston has played the majority of home fixtures at Youngtown in the Tasmanian State League (TSL) since 2009. In 2011 and at the end of 2013 the Club conducted games at Aurora Stadium. Despite winning the TSL premiership in 2013 South Launceston has returned to community football in the NTFA for the 2014 season and will play home games at Youngtown in the future.

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