Australian Football League Hawthorn Hawks To Spend $36M On Redevelopment Plan
Australian Football League Hawthorn Hawks will embark on a A$35M ($36M) redevelopment of Waverley Park "as part of a five-year plan to keep the club at the front of the AFL pack," according to Jay Clark of the HERALD SUN. The Hawks "want to double the size of the football facilities at their home and build a separate training base away from Waverley for closed sessions." The moves are "key elements" of the club's '13-2017 strategy document. Other elements from the document include:
- Re-signing CEO Stuart Fox for five years "to drive the ambitious project."
- Getting 80,000 members by '17, "up from the 60,800 record."
- Using a mix of its own reserves, private investment and possible government and AFL funding "to help build the infrastructure, which in part would be open for community use" (HERALD SUN, 3/21).