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Safety first as cars banned from ground

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September 09, 2017

Plan ahead: There will be no parking available inside Rumbalara's Mercury Dve facility for the Murray Football Netball League's grand final.

Parking inside Rumbalara’s Mercury Dve facility for this year’s Murray Football Netball League grand final will be prohibited.

The policy is not new for fans, with this the fourth time the ban has been implemented, and general manager Dale Norman expects minimal disruptions for spectators.

‘‘We are confident the parking arrangement the City of Greater Shepparton Council has provided us with will satisfy all spectators,’’ he said.

‘‘This is the fourth year that we haven’t had parking inside the ground, so most fans have accepted that it is for health and safety reasons.’’

As well as protecting the large number of attendees throughout the day, the policy will also allow those working at the game to service more patrons easily and quickly.

‘‘Spectator safety is the first priority,’’ Norman said.

‘‘It will also enable our catering to move around freely and deliver stock around the ground.

‘‘There will be a drop off zone at the Mercury Dve entrance for those who are disabled or aged pensioners.’’

Parking spots will be available in the Shepparton Sports Precinct, with only a short walk to the ground from the closest available positions.

The grand final is on September 23 and Norman is excited for what should be top-line matches across all football and netball age groups.

‘‘The four (senior) teams left are very exciting with the quality of the football and netball that will be played,’’ he said.

‘‘The four football teams especially are very well supported, so we expect a massive crowd.’’

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