Hawthorn to get up to $20m in government funding if Labor win election

Hawthorn Football Club will receive as much as $20 million in federal government funding for their new Dingley facility if Labor is elected on May 18.

The Hawks and Labor frontbenchers Anthony Albanese and Mark Dreyfuss were set to announce the funding pledge on Wednesday at Hawthorn's Dingley site, the Kennedy Community Centre.

An artist’s impression of Hawthorn’s new training base in Dingley. 

The Hawks are seeking to raise well over $100 million for the huge Dingley site, which will become their new training base, replacing Waverley Park.

Dreyfuss, the shadow attorney general, is also the member for Isaacs, the area that includes the Dingley site. Albanese is shadow minister for infrastructure, transport, cities and regional development.

The Hawks, who have submitted their Dingley plans to the local council, are also seeking state government funding and are expected to seek AFL assistance as well.

The club's wealthy benefactor and ex-vice president Geoff Harris has committed a donation of $10 million for the Dingley site, while several other wealthy backers are set to contribute.

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