Fankhauser Reserve

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Fankhauser Reserve
Fankhauser Reserve oval.jpg
Oval in 2015
Location Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave, Southport
Owner Southport Sharks
Capacity 8,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1989
Tenants
Southport Sharks, NEAFL
Gold Coast Suns Reserves, NEAFL

Fankhauser Reserve is a multi-sports venue in Southport, a suburb in the Gold Coast, Australia.

It has been used by the NEAFL's Southport Australian Football Club team as their home game base.[1] The Gold Coast Suns reserves side also occasionally uses the ground for home matches.

In 1987 the Southport Sharks' board of directors submitted a proposal to the local council to build a professional Australian rules football ground and licensed club on the 31 acres of land located on the corner of Musgrave and Olsen Avenues. The submission was approved and the Sharks were granted a 50-year lease on the site. Construction of the $2.7 million development began in 1988 and was completed in February 1989. The ground was named after then Sharks vice president Wally Fankhauser who donated $2.2 million towards the new headquarters.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southport Sharks". southportsharks.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Southport Sharks history". 

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Media related to Fankhauser Reserve at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°02′21″S 153°25′11″E / 28.0392°S 153.4198°E / -28.0392; 153.4198