Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium

It is proposed the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium will become the centre of excellence for football (soccer) in Gippsland – providing a pathway for promising young athletes to elite sport through Gippsland FC and other high performance programs.

Works will include redevelopment of current grass pitches and construction of a synthetic pitch with lighting. Upgrades to grandstands, change rooms and club rooms are also being considered.

What’s happening now?

Consultation is underway with key user groups including Falcons 2000, Gippsland Football Club, Football Federation Victoria, Latrobe Valley Soccer League and current tenant - Tribes.

Work with Football Federation Victoria will define the longer term plan regarding the centre of excellence and development pathways.

Immediate works have been completed to bring the change rooms up to standard for major events and ensure the facility meets safety standards.

Council and LVA have hosted a successful W-League pre-season match at the facility between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United.

Council purchased the facility back from its private owners to ensure it is developed and used as a community asset.

Project timeline

Completion date: end-2019

Funding: $1.7 million