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Manuka upgrade: Budget plan for new facilities at historic venue

Caden Helmers
Chris Dutton
June 14 2024 - 5:30am
  • Read on for the latest news and gossip from around the grounds in Canberra sport. This week we've got Manuka upgrade plans, why a Brumbies player dreaded giving away his jersey and an Olympic-sized update.

Forget a new rectangular stadium. Manuka Oval might be the first major sporting venue in Canberra to get a significant facelift after the ACT government committed to design work for a new eastern grandstand.

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Caden Helmers

Caden Helmers

Sports Writer

Caden Helmers is a sports writer for The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

Chris Dutton has been a sport journalist since 2008, covering rugby union, rugby league, basketball, cricket and soccer. He has covered World Cups and Olympic Games in print and online. Chris has had a stint as news director, but is back in sport to follow the ups and downs. Email:

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