Dandenong in Melbourne’s south-east could be the home of a new 15,000-seat rectangular stadium if the region is granted one of the two new A-League franchises.
The bid team, known as Team 11, announced plans for the $170m stadium on Monday, in conjunction with the local prominent business owner Gerry Ryan and former Socceroo Vince Grella. The State Government is yet to commit to the project however sports minister John Eren said the government will wait until a decision is made by the FFA before committing.
Concepts designed by Cox Architecture – designers of Melbourne’s AAMI Park – has Dandenong Stadium capacity initially slated in the range of 12,000-15,000, with the ability to expand to 20,000 in the future.
The site, less than 100m walk from one of Victoria’s busiest train and bus stations and within five kilometres of the Monash Freeway and EastLink, will provide for easy access from all corners of Victoria’s south-east.
It’s proposed the stadium would not only host the new A-League and W-League team, but also Rugby League, Union and concerts.
More information about the A-League bid can be found at www.weareteam11.com