Boss James Reserve has been the home of the Hampton Rovers Football Club since 1963 when the club moved from Castlefield Reserve in Ludstone Street. The ground was officially renamed from David Street Reserve to Boss James Reserve in 2002 in memory of the club’s founder. Boss James Reserve is recognised as one of the premier grounds in Bayside and boasts great facilities.
The Wright-Scarlett Pavilion was last extended in 2002 including an extended social room, players gym, toilets and visitors rooms. Various upgrades have taken place since then including the bar and upgrade of various older facilities. There are plans for a major renovation of the pavilion in the near future, with the club in ongoing discussions with the Bayside City Council.
The playing arena was resurfaced in 2012 and is now of the highest standard. Four new 30m light towers suitable for night matches were installed in 2016 while the club installed a digital LED video scoreboard in 2017.
- Large social rooms with views overlooking the ground
- Dining room with comfortable seating capacity of 150
- Licensed Bar
- Large home change rooms, visitors rooms, medical room & gym
- High quality playing surface – 162 x 138 metres in size
- Lighting 100 lux suitable for night matches
- LED Video Scoreboard
- Two car parks with space for 50 cars
- Parking on the outer hill for approximately 100 cars
The following bus routes stop at the corner of Bluff Road & Wickham Road – right next to Boss James Reserve:
708 – Carrum – Hampton
825 – Moorabbin – Southland via Black Rock & Mentone
Information and a map on our second home ground, Castlefield Reserve, can be found on the Club Information page.