The redevelopment of Punt Road Oval, and the establishment of the William Cooper Centre, is critical to the future of the Richmond Football Club.

It will strengthen the Club’s capacity to deliver on-field success across its men’s and women’s programs, further deepen our community engagement and create a welcoming environment for our members and supporters.

Most importantly, it will ensure Richmond remains in Richmond. It will provide a centre of excellence for our two elite football programs and the Club’s 150 staff.

Punt Road Oval has been the home of Richmond for more than 135 years – this redevelopment will ensure that remains the case long into the future.


This will be the most historic infrastructure upgrade in the history of our Club. It will honour the legacy of the past and set us up for success in the future.

The existing stand has been deemed unsafe for use, and our smaller training surface doesn’t give us the best opportunity to prepare our players for the rigours of elite-level football. We need dedicated facilities for our women’s program, our community programs and improved spectator capacity, amenities, and parking.

The redevelopment of Punt Road Oval will address all this, with the new Jack Dyer Stand as its centrepiece.

Your support will allow us to:

  • Create equitable, state-of-the-art facilities for our women’s program for us to all enjoy AFLW game days at Punt Road
  • Further enhance the facilities for our men’s AFL and VFL programs
  • Build a larger Jack Dyer Stand and re-aligned MCG-sized oval, accommodating up to 8,000 fans.
  • Create improved education spaces and classrooms for the Korin Gamadji Institute and Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, further enhancing our capacity to empower the next generation of leaders
  • Provide a home to the Bachar Houli Foundation
  • Increase accessibility at Punt Road Oval and MCG match days by providing shared underground parking spaces
  • Enhance the useability and footprint of Yarra Park greenspace for community use

These state-of-the-art facilities will give our elite athletes every chance to succeed and  engage our community more deeply than ever before.

Donate now and build a new era for the Tigers.