Thursday, April 25, 2024

$7m City of Marion soccer facility to kick off in April

The City of Marion’s $7 million Southern Soccer Facility will be officially opened on April 9, with Adelaide United playing Adelaide City in an RAA National Premier Leagues SA headline fixture.

“Marion Council contributed $4.5 million towards this $7 million Southern Soccer Facility to meet the growing demand for soccer pitches in the south and especially to give Cove Football Club a new home,” Mayor, Kris Hanna said.

“The council has been working closely with the State Government to develop an amazing recreation precinct on top of O’Halloran Hill, including the Southern Soccer Facility, Glenthorne National Park with an adventure playground to be built soon, and the recently opened Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility.”

Once completed, the Southern Soccer Facility will become the home of the Cove Football (Soccer) Club and will offer three turf soccer pitches for competition.

This will significantly increase the competitive capacity of the Cove Football Club which currently has a single pitch, the Mayor said.

Cove Football Club will be playing its first home game at the facility on April 9 with the men’s team playing Mount Barker United Soccer Club in a State League 2 match and the women’s team playing South Adelaide Football Club in the Women’s State League.

The new facility also boasts a new clubroom and plenty of car parking, with additional space also available for a fourth pitch to be built as a future project.

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