Velodrome or soccer fields?

Velodrome or soccer fields?


City of Greater Dandenong has put out plans to demolish the Historic Maurice Kirby Velodrome to make way for an additional soccer field.

The historic velodrome was built between 1954-1955 and named after Maurice Kirby, a Noble Park resident who founded the Pedal Clubs of Victoria which reached 50,000 members strong. He was also a well known sports commentator for 3XY radio and Channel 9 tv station.

This is the only velodrome remaining in the region and the City of Greater Dandenong have no plans to resurface, rebuild or replace the historic venue.