A new stadium plan for South Australia’s capital city is in for a $3 billion upgrade, with a federal government review finding $2.5 billion of the $4.5billion needed would be funded through a federal grant.
The stadium will be built at the Adelaide Oval, with an additional $1.6 billion for upgrades to existing facilities and to the Adelaide Strikers’ stadium.
It will be designed by Australian firm Zilker, and includes a new roof, new ground floor retail, landscaping and landscaping for the ground floor of the stadium, and a new terrace.
The project will be a $2 billion upgrade to the stadium that will include:More than 1,200 jobs, including about 500 construction and security staffThe stadium would be expanded from its current capacity of more than 6,500 to 12,000, with the bulk of the work undertaken in South Australia.
A large part of the project would be done on private land owned by the Adelaide Cricket Ground.
The city of South Australia is hoping the new stadium will boost economic growth and create more jobs.
It is also expected to boost the economy in the state by generating a boost in tourism.
The Adelaide Oval will be the main venue for the Adelaide CPL, a major AFL competition.
The CPL will play its first game on April 4, 2020, against Collingwood in the first of four AFL finals.
The AFL has also announced that the league will play in a new, larger stadium in Adelaide in 2021.
The South Australian Government is also funding $2 million to develop a new football stadium in Perth, with construction due to begin in 2018.