The Hangar is the High Performance Centre of the Essendon Football Club, located near the Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine. The venue opened in 2013 and became the new training and administration base of the Essendon Football Club, after relocating from their traditional base, Windy Hill.
Formerly known as the True Value Solar Centre and now the NEC Hangar, the $27 million facility features two ovals - one the size of the MCG and the other the size of Marvel Stadium, indoor training facilities and offices. A $21.5 million upgrade and expansion of the facility was completed in 2021. The main oval hosts some VFLW matches and has an estimated capacity of 2,000. The smaller oval has lighting suitable for night matches.
The Hangar is also used as the Victorian headquarters of the Australian Paralympic Committee and from October 2021, the Western United A-League club who'll base their training and administration at the facility for two years.
The Hangar Details
True Value Solar Centre