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January 30, 2015 2:19 PM

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Will Minson says the Club’s relationship with Ballarat is an obvious choice.

Ballarat makes sense: Minson

Will Minson has thrown the playing group’s support behind the Club’s expansion into Ballarat, speaking with ABC Ballarat earlier this week.

“It’s pretty exciting, it makes a lot of sense for us to play some footy out in Ballarat and I know that a lot of Dogs fans out there are excited about it, as the whole club is,” Minson said.

The Bulldogs will play a NAB Challenge match against Melbourne on Saturday 14 March at Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium, where the Club will play up to three home and away games from as early as 2017.

The move follows a commitment from the Labor government to upgrade the stadium and its facilities, with the Bulldogs excited to bring all of the Club’s home matches back to Victoria, after previously adding home games in Cairns and Canberra to their fixtures.

Minson said the Club’s focus on the western region is integral to its future, and extending that to Ballarat was a natural progression.

“It’s an obvious relationship for us given its proximity to the footy club, part of the west (and the) fastest growing corridor in the country.

“We’re wanting to get as many fans as we can in that region and Ballarat’s very much the heartland of that, it seems an obvious place for us to play football.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Western Bulldogs NAB Challenge match at Eureka Stadium on Saturday 14 March.  Click here to purchase.