Western Melbourne Group isn’t just stopping at a stadium with their new project, as the new development will also include an elite training facility with three pitches (two grass and one synthetic) and seating for an audience of 5,000. The jointly funded development, including help from Wyndham council, will be the main training ground for Western United Football Club, as well as future W-League and girls and boys academy teams on the main grass pitch. The other two pitches will be for the community surrounding the area, truly building on the “United” of the team’s name. With the rise in demand for community football spaces thanks to the unprecedented growth in popularity and participation of the game, Western United Football Club is determined to build a unique world-class football stadium and sporting precinct as part of their commitment to the community.
Growing this training precinct will be a huge step in the right direction for Australian football, giving a brand new area for the sport to grow and thrive and giving kids the chance to train right next to their sporting heroes. Wyndham City will be the new focal point for sports in the West, as not only can the pitches be used for soccer, but also rugby league and union which is a big deal for the fastest growing population region in Australia.
As well as sporting facilities, there is also a plan for a university offering as a part of the sports science precinct and sports centre of excellence to create more educational opportunities for the residents of Wyndham.
All of the site investigations have been completed and the concept masterplan has been submitted for approval. Construction is expected to start in early 2021, with plans for it to be fully completed in 2023, so watch this space.