Coopers Stadium Redevelopment
Coopers Stadium is receiving a $53 million upgrade ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Construction commenced in July 2021 and is expected to be completed by December 2022.
Stage One of the redevelopment focuses on the western and northern stands with works to be completed before the 2021/22 A-League season. This phase primarily includes building four new change rooms, improved air conditioning, revamped kitchen, food and beverage outlets and an overhaul of the corporate facilities which includes a new lift.
Furthermore, toilet facilities and an outside broadcast media area will be built while the demolition of the back pitch storage shed has already occurred.
Stage Two works will start from October 2021 and end in late 2022 and is highlighted by upgrading the eastern stand with construction of a new roof and corporate facilities in the form of a function room as well as improved disability access.
New turnstiles and entry points around the stadium will also be fitted and a new reception entrance will be constructed. Stadium lighting will also be upgraded, while a new media space will be erected in the western stand, replacing the existing area.
Stage Three will see the pitch replaced immediately following the conclusion of the 2021/22 A-League season. This stage will also see AVM spend $8 million to improve the audio and visual experience which incorporates the installation of two big replay screens, LED pitch signage and a stadium speaker system.