JNC Group finished construction of a 50-metre-long retaining wall this month to stop stormwater run-off inundating the Armidale Blues' playing fields, and it is a sight Mayor Simon Murray hopes to see very soon.
"It would be great to test this wall, wouldn't it," he said.
The fields at Michael B. Moran Oval have been repeatedly flooded by stormwater in previous seasons, leaving their surfaces too wet and muddy to host matches.
"The current drought has meant flooding certainly hasn't been an issue so far in season 2019," Cr Murray said.
"However, when that desperately needed rain does come, we can be confident the retaining wall will divert water away from the playing fields and enable matches and training to go ahead."
Council helped co-ordinate the project, which received funding worth $80,614 from the State Government's Stronger Council Communities Fund last year.
Armidale Blues spokesman Mick Fittler said the retaining wall would be a great asset for his club, local cricket, athletics and the many other users, because it would enable them to use the fields at all times of the year.
"It will also bring extra atmosphere at events because it allows spectators to be closer to the field of play," he said.
Cr Murray said a number of clubs would benefit the construction.
"A multitude of sports are held at Moran Oval and many other residents use the open space for recreation," he said.
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