Queenstown Oval, Tasmania

Queenstown Oval, built in 1880, is an infamous gravel playing surface in Queenstown located on the west coast of Tasmania. The ground has a main concrete grandstand and a total capacity of 5,000.

Queenstown Oval was the grand final venue for the now extinct Western Tasmanian Football Association for nearly a century and is currently the home ground for the local Queenstown Crows in the Darwin Football Association.

The ground was the first ground in Tasmanian that had a siren installed to signal the start and end of each quarter, with the siren being borrowed from the Mt Lyell Mines.

The Queenstown Oval was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

There is a subtle reference to the ground's gravel playing surface in Jamie Cooper's Tasmania's Team of the Century painting, with gravel visible in the knees of Queenstown-born Australian football legend Ian Stewart.

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