Outside Victoria Park - Collingwood v South Melbourne circa 1890-1920 Outside Victoria Park - circa 1890-1920 Collingwood v South Melbourne
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Postcard of Victoria Park circa 1900-1909 Victoria Park circa 1900-1909
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View above Victoria Park - September 15, 1929 View above Victoria Park - September 15, 1929
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Victoria Park was Collingwood's original home ground and they played their first game in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) against Carlton here on the 7th May 1892. The last game was held on the August 28th, 1999 against the Brisbane Lions.

At its' origin the ground was classed as one of the finest of all grounds in the metropolitan area (Collingwood v Carlton, 1892), and was considered a strong supporting reason for Collingwood's entry into the VFA, along with the strength of Britannia in the junior league (Victorian Football Association, 1891).

The Mercury and Weekly Courier (1892) reported that every effort had been made to ensure that the ground provided complete comfort to the "fairer sex". Over 300 loads of ashes had been spread on the ground and banked up as much as possible in the lead up to this game.

Collingwood's home ground is now the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - the largest sporting ground in the country, and home to the Australian Football League Grand Final each year.