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Saints to move to Harvey's old ground

17/09/2008 06:50:57 PM Comments (0)

As St Kilda evergreen Robert Harvey prepares to leave the AFL, the Saints are preparing to move to his original home ground.

The club announced plans to build a new training base at Seaford, in Melbourne's south, where retiring club games record-holder Harvey played his first game of football.

The Saints had intended to move to nearby Frankston Oval but said unforeseen cost increases prompted the change of plans.

"The Saints are delighted that Frankston City Council ... has approved the relocation of our proposed training facility to Seaford, the very same ground that Robert Harvey played his first game of football," club chief executive Archie Fraser said.

An $11 million training and administration facility will be developed, in cooperation with the council, which will include an MCG-sized oval, gymnasium, rehabilitation pool, meeting rooms and lecture theatre, scheduled to be ready during the 2010 season.

There will also be an indoor sports hall for basketball, netball and other sports that will be made available to local schools and associations.

The Saints played their home games at their current training base at Moorabbin from 1965-92.

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