$26 million invested

The State Centre of Football is the new home of Football SA (FSA) and includes a 5,000-spectator stadium and FIFA compliant grass show pitch. Two additional full-sized artificial pitches and 10 five-aside artificial pitches complement the main arena and all pitches are lit.

The facility accommodates international and national events, as well as local competition, participation and training. It will be used as a training ground by the Young Matildas ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Additional new features include:

  • 200-car carpark
  • FSA administrative and corporate facilities
  • Gym
  • Public cafĂ©
  • New intersection with Briens Road
  • New road with footpaths and street trees

The project responded to a growing demand for football facilities (particularly in the northern suburbs) and a rise in young women’s football participation.

This project forms part of the State Sports Park development and is integrated with Roma Mitchell Secondary College and the Croatian Sports Centre.

Planned future stages include:

  • Indoor 5-aside centre (3 pitches)
  • Additional full-size pitch (artificial turf)
  • Extension of Matildas Drive

Lead contractors

Architect : Greenway Architects

Builder: Built Environs

Officially opened by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Hon Katrine Hildyard MP on 16 July 2022.

Children playing football

Project start:
Feb 2021
Project complete:
June 2022

More information


State Centre of Football
Cnr Matildas Drive  and Briens Road
Gepps Cross SA 5094

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