Canberra’s football community will have a state-of-the-art new facility at Throsby.
27 February 2020
Design for Canberra’s new Home of Football in Throsby has begun following the selection of a consultant to lead master plan preparation.
SMEC Australia Pty Ltd has begun designing the state-of-the-art centre, which will provide Canberrans with world class football facilities in the ACT.
It will feature multiple outdoor football fields, indoor futsal courts and office space for Capital Football staff.
It will support a range of community and high-performance programs while also supporting our coaches, referees, volunteers and administrators.
The design team includes Capital Football who will lead the consultation with the football community.
This partnership with Capital Football and the Football Federation Australia to deliver the Home of Football brought the Socceroos to Canberra in October 2019 with a further two fixtures involving the Matildas and Junior Matildas coming later in the year.
Football is the largest team sport in Canberra.
The ACT Government is investing $20 million for the project with Capital Football contributing an additional $4.5 million.
The project’s Estate Development Plan is scheduled for completion in mid-2020 and will inform detailed design and future construction activities which are scheduled for 2021.
This is one of many new sporting facilities currently being development to help Canberrans stay active, healthy and engaged in a variety of physical activities.
There are several other exciting sport and recreation projects that were recently opened or are due for completion this year, including:
- The new Stromlo Leisure Centre, set to open in the first half of 2020
- The upgraded Manuka Pool, which opened to the public after its revamp in November 2019
- Boomanulla Oval, where works were completed in the middle of 2019
Apart from the new Home of Football, a new primary school is also coming to Throsby in 2022. You can find out more about what Throsby has to offer at: www.suburbanland.act.gov.au
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