One of the tenants at Casey Fields is open to the idea of renaming the main oval in honour of Melbourne Football Club legend Jim Stynes.
Casey councillors unanimously voted last week to contact all of the users of the Cranbourne sporting grounds to discuss the proposal to rename the No.1 oval the Jim Stynes Oval.
Cranbourne Football Club senior coach Doug Koop, a former teammate of Stynes at the Demons, agreed that the only link between Casey Fields and Stynes was his presidency of Melbourne and the 30-year agreement with Casey council. "It doesn't affect us as a football club, it doesn't matter what it's called.
Stynes died on March 20 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was 45. He had a key role in forming the agreement between Casey and the Demons, which began in 2009 when Cr Ablett was mayor.
The AFL club now uses Casey Fields as a training base and runs community activities in Casey every year.
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