Expansion Canberra

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Roylion

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I'm not confident that Fitzroy will be the last time we see a relocation of a Melbourne Club
The only relocated team in the history of the VFL-AFL is South Melbourne.

but I am confident that recent Vic Government plans regarding the redevelopment around Arden Street will mean the North Melbourne will no longer be the primary target.
Have to agree. I can't see how North Melbourne will relocate in the future.

No doubt we'll read another boring diatribe from the likes of Papa G about not sending North Melbourne up to the Gold Coast being the single biggest mistake, in league history. :rolleyes:

As for Canberra, it would have been interesting if we entered the league in 1987 instead of Brisbane. It was a very strong AFL town back in the day as a lot of Public Service Departments were transferring from Melbourne to Canberra and a lot of Victorians came up.
That's the sort of sentiment Fitzroy was hoping to capitalise on in 1995 by offering to play seven home games in Canberra per season from 1996 onwards.
 
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