Name change for CBD Street to celebrate Cats
September 25, 2022 / 8:30 pm
A Geelong main street will be known as Premiership Way in a nod to the Geelong Cats convincing Grand Final Win
Moorabool Street will have the temporary name change, ahead of the Street Parade on Tuesday which will see a number of streets closed.
Hundreds of fans packed onto the street on Saturday night after the Cats reigned supreme, with celebrations, singing and fireworks continuing into the night.
Mayor Peter Murrihy said all Cats fans from across Australia will line the streets for the parade which will head along ‘Premiership Way’ before heading to Steampacket Gardens
“This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to congratulations coach Chris Scott, all the players, their families and support staff,” the Mayor said.
“The City of Greater Geelong is thrilled to host this street parade and I encourage everyone to come into the city on Tuesday.”
Sport Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson, said Grand Final victory over the Sydney Swans was a long time coming for Cats fans.
“The Cats have been so good for so long, so this victory is a fitting reward for the years of hard work and determination. Our dreams have finally come true, and we’re thrilled to dust off the Premiership Way sign again,” Cr Nelson said.
“Geelong has really bounced back from two challenging years and footy is the sport that brings our whole town together.
“The street parade is a day for the fans but it’s also going to be so important to local businesses across Geelong.”
Image: Fans pack the streets of Geelong on Saturday night after the Cats win the Grand Final [C. Meddings, Geelong Broadcasters]