By Mick Roberts
June 24, 2015 - The Torch
BELMORE Sports Ground is dusting itself off and blowing out the cobwebs, ready to come alive for its first NRL game in 17 years on Monday night against the Melbourne Storm.
Contractors are working around the clock to ensure the venue is ready for the 15,000 people wanting to be a part of an historic night for the club.
The Bulldogs' last game at Belmore Sports Ground was against the Melbourne Storm on August 15, 1998, with the home team coming away 8-4 victors and CEO Raelene Castle says there's a real sense of excitement in the air.
"Belmore Sports Ground is our spiritual home and the whole area is buzzing in anticipation of Monday night's game," Castle said.
"We've got generations of families coming together to feel the Belmore experience again and it's shaping to be a really special night for everyone involved in the Bulldogs."
Castle has advised that the charm of playing at a suburban ground will require some understanding from patrons who are being encouraged to use public transport and to arrive early.
"Trains pull up on the doorstep and I'd also remind people that we have two entry points, so early arrivals will avoid congesting the gates." Tickets are available through ticketek.com.au.