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Lavington Sports Ground no go in 2019 as redevelopment continues

As work continues on an $11 million re-development of Lavington Sports Ground, the local footy club will be without a home for the 2019 Ovens and Murray Football League season.

While the work to complete the ground is almost complete, the redevelopment of the grandstand continues, requiring vehicle access to the ground.

The Lavington Panthers Football Club will still be able to use the ground for training, but it will be unsuitable for competition matches.

The complex is going through an $11 million redevelopment, to create one of regional Australia's premier sporting facilities, capable of hosting local, regional, state and national carnivals, community sport and other events.

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Stages one and two of the project are almost complete, on the back of more than $10 million of funding, with Albury City lodging its claims for government funding for a third stage, which will allow more grandstand seating and amenities, corporate and administration facilities, a new ticket box, terraced seating and access pathways, shade and seating, car parking and landscaping, as well as improved disability access and event capacity.

Mayor Kevin Mack says if Council gets funding of $3.15 million from the State Government, they will be able to cap off the redevelopment with stage 3 work, to make the stadium bigger and better.