Port Moresby’s iconic rugby league oval, will now see its new future.
The Lloyd Robson Oval was fare welled by the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill this morning, and is set to welcome new beginnings.
A large undertaking looms for the Lloyd Robson Oval with the daunting task ahead to have the iconic oval turned into a 25 thousand seat stadium.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neil, Government departments, Members of Parliament, and sporting heads including the Sports Ministry arrived to officially bid farewell to the old Lloyd Robson oval and welcome what is to be a new state of the art facility.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in his speech noted the importance of public-private partnership, while giving prominence to business aspect of the project.
Mr. O’Neill officially knocked down the wall to launch reconstruction work on the project.
Under the new trustee board, the oval is expected to have indoor amenities including a gymnasium and a medical centre.
Lloyd Robson Oval hosted its first international rugby league match on the 6th of July, 1975 when PNG played host to England for the down under leg of the World Cup campaign.
The oval was also the primary venue of the 2009 Pacific Cup.
The four round robin matches saw the home boys sail past the Cook Islanders, having the cup buried here.
PNGNRL Digicel Cup is no exception, as it continues to play host to the Port Moresby games. The Isapeas and Vipers’ shared backyard will be given a new touch, ready to house more visitors.
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