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Princes Park

Years: 1898 - 2005
AKA: Optus Oval, MC Labor Park

AFL

WinsDrawsLosses_%__
4527836.80

First VFL game - Round 9, 1898 vs Carlton
Last game - Round 9, 2005 vs Carlton

Originally home to Carlton, Fitzroy, Hawthorn and North Melbourne all had stints as tenants at the ground - and even the Demons were forced to play low drawing home games there in the early 2000s.

During the early 1900s the ground was known as Princes Oval.

In 2004 chairman Paul Gardner suggested that Optus Oval might become the permanent training base for the club, but nothing materialised of his plan.

Melbourne was the last club to win a premiership match at the venue, in Round 9, 2005.

Biggest Win

MarginRoundOpponent
1 131 Round 2, 1991 Fitzroy
2 77 Round 14, 1925 Carlton
3 43 Round 2, 1956 Carlton
4 39 Round 15, 1983 Carlton
5 38 Round 15, 1983 Carlton
6 37 Round 8, 1965 Carlton
7 34 Round 4, 2002 West Coast
8 33 Round 4, 1924 Carlton
9 29 Round 16, 1904 Carlton
10 28 Round 8, 1957 Carlton
10 28 Round 10, 1963 Carlton

Highest Score

ScoreRoundOpponent
1 27.18.180 Round 2, 1991 Fitzroy
2 21.11.137 Round 4, 2002 West Coast
3 18.14.122 Round 14, 1925 Carlton
4 18.9.117 Round 15, 2001 Carlton
5 16.20.116 Round 4, 1940 Carlton
6 16.19.115 Round 5, 1942 South Melbourne
6 17.13.115 Round 8, 1988 Fitzroy
8 17.10.112 Round 17, 1994 Hawthorn
9 16.15.111 Round 15, 1982 Carlton
10 15.20.110 Round 9, 2005 Carlton

Biggest Loss

MarginRoundOpponent
1 106 Round 6, 1996 West Coast
2 89 Round 5, 1919 Carlton
3 86 Round 22, 1986 Carlton
4 85 Round 11, 1970 Carlton
4 85 Round 11, 1986 Hawthorn
6 79 Round 1, 1978 Hawthorn
6 79 Round 11, 1982 Hawthorn
8 68 Round 2, 1985 Hawthorn
9 65 Round 12, 1910 Carlton
10 64 Round 8, 1931 Carlton
10 64 Round 8, 1999 Western Bulldogs

Lowest Score

ScoreRoundOpponent
1 2.4.16 Round 17, 1899 Carlton
22.8.20 Round 13, 1905 Carlton
3 3.4.22 Round 3, 1900 Carlton
43.8.26 Round 17, 1984 Carlton
53.10.28 Round 9, 1898 Carlton
64.6.30 Round 14, 1909 Carlton
74.7.31 Round 11, 1908 Carlton
8 5.4.34 Round 5, 1919 Carlton
8 4.10.34 Round 14, 1987 Fitzroy
8 4.10.34 Round 13, 1904 Carlton

AFLW

WinsDrawsLosses_%__
400100

First game - 2017 AFLW Practice Match vs Carlton
First AFLW game: Round 2, 2017 vs Collingwood

Biggest Win

MarginRoundOpponent
1 42 Round 5, 2022 spring season Carlton
2 35 Round 6, 2018 Carlton
3 21 Qualifying Final, 2022 spring season Adelaide
4 19 Round 2, 2017 Collingwood


Highest Score

ScoreRoundOpponent
1 8.9.57 Round 6, 2018 Carlton
2 7.8.50 Round 5, 2022 spring season Carlton
3 7.6.48 Qualifying Final, 2022 spring season Adelaide
4 7.2.44 Round 2, 2017 Collingwood


Media
Argus - 29/07/1912

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