The Reserve will be our AFLW team’s home ground and we are planning for NEAFL, Academy games and men’s practice matches to be played there. Our Club and the AFL have identified 20-25 major events that will be staged in Springfield annually.
The boutique arena will accommodate up to 10,000 spectators for major sports matches and community events. A grandstand, seating over 600 spectators, will include technical infrastructure to support the broadcasting of major events.
Pedestrian concourses, seating, shade and catering facilities will ensure that the facility meets the modern expectations of spectators in relation to comfort and disabled accessibility.
Community sports matches will be played on the main oval as scheduling permits, with infrastructure to support community use to be built underneath the grandstand. The arena will also be suitable to stage non-sporting events including festivals and community gatherings.
The arena is easily accessible in terms of transport, with Springfield Central railway station located 150 metres from the ground. A new multi-storey car park is under construction at a site adjacent to The Reserve that will provide more than 1,000 car parks for rail commuters on weekdays and for attendees of major arena events.