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June 22, 2024 2:21 PM

New look Rugby Park

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The framework of the Viv Stewart grandstand pictured at Singleton’s Rugby Park last month.
The framework of the Viv Stewart grandstand pictured at Singleton’s Rugby Park last month.

BY ALEX TIGANI

Tonight, the Singleton Bulls will play host to the Maitland Blacks’ under-14 and under-18 line-ups in trial matches under lights at Howe Park.

However, there will be a notable absence.

“The condemned (southern) Viv Stewart grandstand came down last month,” the Singleton Bulls declared on social media.

“Built in the mid-1980s, it has witnessed many a great game from local juniors to the All Blacks vs NSW Country clash in 1988.”

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A design of the new grandstand released in February.

The iconic viewing point will make way for a new 440 seat grandstand due for completion in 2021.

Club officials were rejoicing after securing $1.2 million from two separate NSW Government regional development funds in February.

$900,000 had been allocated to commence the opening stage of construction of a modern grandstand and facilities at Rugby Park courtesy of the NSW Government’s Regional Communities Development Fund.

This evening’s under-14 match will start at 6pm before a small crowd (adhering to social distancing) is expected for the under-18 match at 7.30pm.

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