Port city ‘purplification’ begins

Freo is gearing up for another massive September, with AFL finals fever already taking hold of the port city ahead of the Fremantle Dockers’ premiership campaign which starts against the Sydney Swans this weekend.

Our famous ‘cappuccino strip’ (South Terrace/Market Street) has already started being ‘purplified’, with painting of the median strip taking place over the weekend.

Fremantle business are be encouraged to get involved with the ‘purplification of Freo’, with the City putting up $1 000 cash for the best shop window decoration.

Dockers’ fans and visitors to Fremantle can also get in on the action by taking a ‘Go Freo selfie’ for the chance to win cash prizes. To enter the competitions people should include #fremantlestory on their social media posts.

With the huge success of our AFL grand final street party last year, the number one question we’re getting is what would happen in Freo if the Dockers made the grand final again this year. While not wanting to pre-empt anything, we are starting to think about that possibility and what we could do if and when time comes.

So fingers crossed, if Fremantle was to make the AFL grand final again this year the City would honour its commitment to provide fans with the best place to support the Dockers’ outside of being at the game itself.

This year, giant TV screens would be placed at two locations, the first at Fremantle Oval (two screens) and the second at Princess May Park. Fremantle Oval has a capacity of up to 20 000 and would included a separate licensed area. Princess May Park would become the designated family-friendly area, able to accommodate up to 3 000. Both venues would include food vendors and free entertainment.

Having the  main event at Freo oval also means we will be able to share equipment with the Fremantle Football Club to host their big public event in Freo if they win (not wanting to jinx it!)

We would still close South Terrace for the day to allow for the massive amounts of foot traffic in and around the streets and at licensed venues.

purple strip

For more information on AFL finals events and competitions as it becomes available visit www.fremantlestory.com.au

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3 Responses to Port city ‘purplification’ begins

  1. Rebecca says:

    I ❤ it… Can't wait! 🙂

  2. Brad, any chance of supplying volunteers wiv copious amounts of ‘purple facepaint’ ? Twood be good and a lot of harmless fun for not only the wee kids but also for the big kids as well !

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