Geelong’s historic City Hall building is lighting up in blue and white this
week as the City of Greater Geelong shows its support for the Cats ahead of
Saturday night’s AFL Grand Final.
Starting Wednesday night and continuing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a prominent ‘Go
Cats’ message is being projected onto the façade of the building, while the
front columns are transforming into Geelong’s famous blue and white hoops.
The initiative is one of several ways the City is getting behind the Cats as
they prepare to square off against Richmond at the GABBA in the hope of
securing a fourth premiership since 2007.
The catenary lights at the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets in
central Geelong are shining blue and white every evening this week.
Cats banners and billboards have also been on display across the city since the
beginning of the finals, and a Cats flag is now flying above City Hall.
Members of the community are encouraged to enjoy all of the City’s decorations
in a COVID-safe manner, in line with current Victorian Government restrictions.
Please do not gather in large numbers, be sure to wear a face mask at all
times, and maintain a 1.5-metre distance from others.
Built in 1855 on the corner of Gheringhap and Little Malop Streets in Geelong, City Hall is the earliest surviving
municipal building in Victoria.
City of Greater Geelong CEO Martin Cutter:
The City of Greater Geelong wishes Chris Scott
and his players the very best of luck against Richmond on Saturday night.
The Cats’ success so far this season has made our community very proud and
provided a real mood lift for many people during a difficult 2020.
Footy fans this year are missing out on many of the rituals we usually enjoy so
much during Grand Final week. We hope the City Hall projection and our other
decorations around town will help build the sense of spirit and excitement as
we all prepare to watch the game from afar on Saturday night.