The City of Casey is forging ahead with plans to turn Casey Fields into a football facility that would be the envy of professional sporting clubs far and wide. Work commenced in January 2019 on Stage 1 of a two-stage development that would be valued at more than $40 million when finished.
Once complete, the Casey Football Centre of Excellence will provide world class training and administration facilities capable of hosting an A-League / W-League club as well as providing sorely needed community football pitches and amenities, reinforcing Team 11’s commitment to grassroots participation and player development pathways.
Team 11 would boast state of the art training and administration facilities that will be the envy of the rest of the competition.
Casey Fields is located 45km from Melbourne in Cranbourne East. At 84 hectares in size, Casey Fields already offers a range of elite and regionally significant sporting facilities including an AFL Boutique Stadium (home to Melbourne Football Club’s AFLW team as well as the Casey Demons VFL side), a Victorian Premier Cricket Oval (home to Casey South Melbourne Cricket Club and Melbourne Stars events), a regional athletics track, regional BMX and criterium tracks and rugby league fields.
The Centre of Excellence will be developed in the south-west portion of the site, in accordance with the Casey Fields Master Plan.
A professional men’s and women’s sporting club based permanently at the facility would take the complex to a new level.
Elite Training and Administration Base
If admitted into the A-League, Team 11 would boast state of the art training and administration facilities that would be the envy of the rest of the competition.
Facilities will include:
Elite natural turf pitch with floodlighting
Grandstand complete with corporate and media facilities
Fitness, training and recovery facilities
The main pitch will initially have the capacity to cater for up to 8000 spectators if necessary and will be capable of hosting W-League and National Youth League fixtures, as well as A-League games on an interim basis. Marquee games featuring local clubs would also be on the agenda. The second natural turf field (within the adjoining Regional Football Centre) would ensure our youth teams train in the same facility as our senior men and women.
Regional Football Centre
Adjoining the club’s elite facilities, the Regional Football Centre will cater for local clubs, schools and grassroots participants and provide the ideal environment for Team 11 to foster links with the community.
Work on the $18 million facility, funded by $5m of State Government money and $13m from the City of Casey, has already commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
The Centre will consist of:
3 synthetic football fields
1 natural turf football field
Competition level floodlighting
An 8 change room pavilion
The four floodlit pitches will be shared by local clubs and schools and the pavilion has been designed with eight change rooms to support simultaneous training and matchplay. These facilities will respond to an immediate demand for more facilities, and will provide a development pathway for players across south-east Victoria.