Investment announced for State Sports Park

News Date: 11 Feb 2018

Category: Parks & Outdoor

The Football Federation of South Australia will soon establish a multi-purpose football facility and headquarters at Gepps Cross as part of $30 million State Government investment in the State Sports Park.

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said the State Government will provide $19 million toward the $26 million State Centre of Football, along with $7.7 million to redevelop the Superdrome, $2 million for a BMX training facility and $1 million to upgrade the State Hockey Centre.

Mr Koutsantonis said the State Centre of Football will provide world class facilities to cater for everything from social participation to FFSA education and player pathway programs, and establish a venue capable of hosting national and international events.

The State Centre of Football will be built on a 15 hectare parcel of land located within the State Sports Park. It will include:

  • Three synthetic pitches
  • A 1000 seat grandstand for main pitch
  • Two 200 seat grandstands for match pitches
  • Administration buildings, media facilities and football museum
  • Player and Referee Change Facilities and gymnasium
  • Kiosk/cafe/bar facilities
  • 10 synthetic outdoor five-a-side pitches
  • Three multi-use indoor futsal pitches
  • Lighting, landscaping, and fencing

As a result of the project, Fulham United FC will relocate to the FFSA’s Adelaide Shores Football Centre to better cater for its 500 juniors. Meanwhile, Adelaide Olympic FC will consolidate its operations including relocating its juniors to the Parks Football Centre once the new centre is built.

The FFSA will also establish a Multicultural Centre of Excellence and Leadership Program that will engage migrant youth in education through Football leading to employment opportunities in coaching, refereeing, catering and facility maintenance.

Construction is estimated to be complete by 2020.

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