In a win for the South Australian netball community, Priceline Stadium has received a major facelift thanks to a $6.1 million investment by the State Government.
Completed stage 1 works include upgrades to player facilities and change rooms (including recovery and treatment facilities, lockers, training and gym equipment), modifications to office spaces, upgraded services to meet compliance and a remodification of the carpark.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard said the upgrades will improve the entire game day experience for players, staff and spectators alike.
“Priceline Stadium is the state’s home of netball and the Adelaide Thunderbirds, welcoming 350,000 people annually,” Minister Wingard said.
“It’s important we have a venue that meets the needs of the netball community both at the elite and grassroots level.”
“This is another initiative that aligns with our Game On strategy to get South Australians moving, by providing high quality, inclusive and accessible sport and recreation infrastructure for the state.
“The project build has also provided a boost to the economy and supported 25 jobs through construction which is vital now more than ever.”
The Mile End venue is used by metropolitan and premier league competitions, and major state and regional carnivals.
It’s also the home and training facility of the Adelaide Thunderbirds, and accommodates Netball SA staff and administration.
Netball SA CEO Bronwyn Klei said it’s not just the Adelaide Thunderbirds who are benefiting but thousands of athletes across Netball SA’s membership base.
“We have been extremely pleased with the quality of the recent upgrades of our changeroom facilities and carparking at Priceline Stadium,” Ms Klei said.
“This is a great first step in our overarching plan to revamp Priceline Stadium and create a world-class facility for our 35,000 members.”
The remaining stage 1 works are scheduled to commence in November 2020 and will include the upgrade of the outdoor change rooms, elevator, installation of a new Point of Sale system, and improving access to and from the stadium and external courts.