St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis hopes the club is handed a pre-season AFL fixture in 2022 once the redevelopment of RSEA Park in Moorabbin is complete.
The Saints’ spiritual home is currently undergoing a facelift, with a new stand being built and playing surface installed.
With works expected to be completed by early next year, Finnis was hoping to see a pre-season match scheduled ahead of their 2022 campaign.
“The 1000-seat grandstand will be finished in the middle of February,” he said on SEN’s Dwayne’s World.
“When think about the hill on the outer … we had about 8,5000 there for our opening AFLW game and we’d love to host a pre-season game as soon as next year with 10-12,000.
“It’s our 150-year anniversary in 18 months’ time, so it would be great to play some football down here as part of that celebration.
“The club moved here in 1965 and we won that flag in 1966, so it’s immediately become that incredibly special place for St Kilda supporters.
“The fact that people can come down here, grab a coffee and watch training, it’s been a real fillip for us.”
St Kilda’s AFLW side will start their season away from Moorabbin due to the redevelopment.
The Saints open their 2022 campaign against Richmond at Skybus Stadium in Frankston on February 7.