$2.8 million towers put to work

\DOLPHINS CEO Adrian Lloyd oversees an agreement for Pines and Frankston YCW to open their season at Frankston Park.  Picture: Supplied

THE MPNFL season is all set to start under lights.

The newly installed light towers at Frankston Park will get a run when the ground hosts Pines and Frankston YCW in a blockbuster Round One clash.

Frankston YCW confirmed the news on 21 January. “Tonight, after 12 months of planning, Pines Football Netball Club President Jeff Svigos, Frankston Dolphins Football Club CEO Adrian Lloyd and Stonecats President Andrew Schneider finalised the agreement to play the first MPNFL game under the new lights at SkyBus Stadium,” the club said.

The match will take place on 9 April.

The lighting towers were installed at Frankston Park last year. The project was funded through $850,000 from the federal government, $650,000 from the state government, and $1.3 million from council ratepayers.

Council touts the new lights as around nine times more powerful than the previous lights. Illumination levels are expected to exceed 500 lux a maximum of six times a year, but the lights will be switched off by 10.30pm on those occasions (“Lights tower over Frankston oval”, The Times, 17/8/20).

First published in the Frankston Times – 26 January 2021

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