La Trobe Sports Park
The La Trobe Sports Park is a multi-sport facility located at the main campus of La Trobe University in the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. Stage two of the $150 million Sports Park development was completed in January 2020 and included the construction of the La Trobe Sports Stadium - an indoor facility featuring six multi-purpose courts, of which a showcourt can be configured to seat 2250 spectators.
Stage one was completed in December 2018 and included an AFL oval, a FIFA-1 accredited synthetic football pitch and a modern pavilion featuring nine change rooms and function room.
The Baseball Field at La Trobe University hosted the 2010 Claxton Shield Final and is situated beside the new pavilion and has a capacity of around 1,500.
Also located at La Trobe University is the City Football Academy - the training and administration centre of the Melbourne City Football Club. Opened in February 2015, the facility includes training pitches for the first team, two elite youth team pitches, dedicated community pitches, world-class medical and sports science facilities and expansive office space.
It was announced in August 2020 that the sports park will become the new home of the Matilda's, with a new high-performance facility to be built prior to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The facility will be the Victorian base for Football Federation Australia’s national women’s programs and the training, high-performance and administration centre for Football Victoria. Rugby Victoria is also involved in the planning.
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