- Aug 16, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Redskins, Northwestern, Dodgers
I’ve often wondered why Bellerive Oval was developed when the TCA ground appeared to have a lot more going for it - it was in a park close to the city centre, with room for parking and redevelopment of the grandstands yet they chose to redevelop Bellerive which has none of those attributes....North Hobart had a magnificent atmosphere when full but the facilities, apart from one poorly positioned, new-build stand erected in the late 80s after the original one was burnt down in an arson attack, were at best, 1940s standard.
The ground hadn't changed since 1923 when Fitzroy and SOO were played there in the early 90s.
Does have a 100% better playing surface now though.
North Hobart was like it was primarily because of a useless and lazy Hobart City Council who also lost the cricket to Clarence City Council (Bellerive) in the 1980s because of a similar lack of maintenance and investment of the old TCA Ground.