Workers have been completing final ‘tweaks’ on the new Frankston Park lights.
Frankston Football Club CEO, Adrian Lloyd, said the workers had been positioning the lights on the four new LED light towers so they provided maximum exposure across the oval.
It is expected that the lights will be officially launched in late March or early April for the start of the 2021 football season.
The new lighting will allow VFL and AFLW matches to be broadcast from Frankston Park, securing the ground’s place as a premium sporting facility.
The lights can be turned up or down depending on whether training, standard matches or broadcast level games are taking place.
The old lights had an illumination capacity of 150 lux, while the new lights feature a range of settings between 100 and 1000 lux. Illumination levels are not expected to exceed 500 lux more than six times per year and the lights will be switched off before 10.30pm on these occasions.
The $2.8 million lighting upgrade was made possible by funding from all three levels of government, with contributions of $850,000 from the Federal Government, $650,000 from the State Government and $1.3 million from Frankston City Council.
Frankston Park is the home of the much loved Frankston Football Club, which will compete in the new look 22 team east coast competition in 2021 including teams from New South Wales and Queensland.