Tigers are home at last
CLAREMONT christened its redeveloped home ground with a narrow victory over East Fremantle on Saturday.
The Tigers fought hard until the final siren to take down the winless Sharks in a nail-biting three-point win.
3500 fans piled into the state-of-the-art ground, officially opened by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett, along with Claremont Football Club chief executive Graham Moss.
“Outside some AFL clubs, no football club in Australia has facilities like this,” Mr Barnett said to the crowd.
Fireworks and the Scotch Pipe Band were also part of the family fun day, which marked the first game at Claremont Oval since September 2013.
The Tigers led narrowly at both the first and second changes before increasing their margin to 17 points by three quarter time.
A late surge from the Sharks sent a warning to the home ground favourites, but they managed to get over the line 14.11 (95) to 14.8 (92).
Claremont will host Swan Districts at their new facility on Saturday in Round 13.
A big crowd packed the new stadium.