Deconstructing Collingwood, part 2

Is an old VFL footy ground still a fair dinkum footy ground if it doesn’t have a fair-dinkum old-fashioned scoreboard?

The Collingwood landmark what was the 1966 Victoria Park scoreboard was pulled down last January, as part of turning the ground into a community space.

In its place there are now generic boundary fence scoreboards. Not exactly full of character, but they do the job.

For more photos, including the inner-workings of the inner sanctum, see the scoreboardpressure website, created by Almanackers Les Everett and Vin Maskell:

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.


  1. Ian Syson says

    Ding Ding. Round 2. Come out fighting boys!

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