Visy Park, Carlton, Victoria
The excellent blueseum.org website tells us that the above photo was taken during training before the 1995 Round 22 game of 1995, the year the Blues won the flag. Stephen Silvagni and Michael Sexton are in the foreground, while in the background the scoreboard still tells stories from the previous weekend, when Fitzroy played a home game at the ground, losing to St Kilda 13.12 (90) to 16.21 (117). Blueseum informs us that the scoreboard also has the results of the reserves, the races, the Little League, plus around the ground scores: A Geel.15.20 B Foots.19.11 R Rich.14.25 S Coll 7.13 U Haw. 9.14 V N.M. 17.11.
The Garton Street scoreboard was pulled down to make way for the Legends Stand. Here at Scoreboard Pressure we’d love to know if anyone souvenired parts of the scoreboard. (A St Kilda fan, for example, has parts of the old Moorabin scoreboard in his backyard.)
Nowadays Visy Park (formerly known as Optus Oval, still fondly called Princes Park), is home to several types of scoreboards, some working, some not.
Visy Park was Carlton’s home ground from June 22, 1897 to May 21, 2005. Many thanks to Carlton Football Club and blueseum.org