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Geelong is our home town. GMHBA Stadium is our backyard. We’re incredibly proud on behalf of our members and staff to be a part of this great city, great community, great football club and great stadium.

In 2018, the Geelong Cats and GMHBA will present ten of the greatest moments from GMHBA Stadium history.

At each of the GMHBA Stadium games, the club will unveil a hanging feature on the Charles Brownlow Stand Level one concourse, marking one of the most iconic moments at the ground.


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Gary Ablett senior, opposed to his former team-mate, Stephen O'Reilly, needed three goals to reach the rare 1,000 milestone. Towards the end of the third quarter, he achieved the feat by gaining possession 30 metres out and snapping accurately at the city end. Hundreds of excited fans jumped the fence and mobbed the champion.

The Cats outpointed the Blues in this Round 19 match. Before play, Helsinki Olympics dual Gold Medallist, Marjorie Jackson was driven around the arena in a lap of honour. A record 49,107 fans passed through the Kardinia Park turnstiles, representing an amazing 70 percent of Geelong’s population. Hundreds scaled the surrounding pine trees to gain a vantage point.

 

A day after Geelong’s triumphant 2007 Grand Final victory, at least 35,000 Cats supporters came from everywhere to assemble at Kardinia Park. All traditional viewing positions were packed with people, not a blade of grass was visible on the playing surface. It was the release of emotion that had been locked up during 44 years of Flag drought.

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More than 1,000 people were at Kardinia Park the day after the 1951 Grand Final to celebrate the Cats victory. The highlight was the burial of a ‘Bomber’ - a model aeroplane. It was carried from the dressing room, followed by players and officials, as the bell in the time keepers’ box was tolled. There was a blast from the siren, as ‘Father’ Bob Davis conducted the ‘service’ and covered the bomber with earth.

On Sunday 28 September, 1952, several thousand Cats fans, players and officials gathered at our home ground to celebrate the club’s 12th Premiership. President Jack Jennings displayed a miniature coffin containing a magpie, ready for burial, much to the amusement of everyone present. The packed arena made the ceremony difficult to conduct.

The Moments of GMHBA Stadium Competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

 

Terms and conditions

Entry is open to Australian residents, living in Victoria. Entry is restricted to adults aged at least eighteen (18) years of age. The participants must be 18 years of age or above to participate in this Promotion and prize at the commencement of the Entry Period, and at the time of winning in order to be eligible to redeem any prize.

The Promotion commences at 12:00am (AEST) on Thursday 12th April 2018 and closes at 5:00pm (AEST) on Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Promotional Period). 

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