Construction has begun at Wyndham’s new Regional Football Facility, following planning approval of the development’s Concept Masterplan.
Construction of Western United Football Club’s new purpose-built home kicked off in late March, with an official groundbreaking ceremony held by Wyndham City and Western Melbourne Group.
The Regional Training Facility will help grow the game of football in the west by providing much needed football-specific infrastructure for the region, as well as a permanent home for Western United FC. Once complete, the facility will include three soccer pitches with the main pitch providing for 5,000 spectators.
The development will also include a two-storey building located between the training and stadium pitch. The pavilion will include a range of training and gym facilities, function, and media spaces as well as change rooms, staff facilities, kiosks, public toilets and a first aid room.
The third pitch proposed for the site is to be a synthetic turf field located at the southern end of the development. This high-use pitch will support academy and community engagement undertaken by Western United FC.
The proposed development will be completed by May 2023, with the training facilities already earmarked for use for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Amazingly, this is just the first stage of Wyndham City’s landmark A-League Stadium Project, which is also set to deliver Wyndham Stadium. Once complete, this will be Australia’s first purpose-built major soccer venue, able to accommodate 15,000 spectators. The stadium will sit at the heart of this new masterplanned precinct, providing accommodation, elite training and community sport facilities, retail and dining venues within a pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood served by a new rail station.
As for our community in Melbourne’s west, this development will play a major part in shaping the identity of the growing region. Not to mention, provide exciting new pathways to professional sport for every boy and girl in the west who dreams of wearing the green and black!