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.