Construction is now underway at Central Coast Stadium to deliver two additional change rooms for the accommodation of multiple teams in time for the start of the 2018 A League season.

Central Coast Council Director Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Mike Dowling, said that the delivery of these change rooms is another step Council is taking to continuously improve this important Central Coast asset.

“The construction of these change rooms forms part of the Stadium’s long term strategy to provide ongoing improvements to the Stadium – something that is key to the longevity of the Stadium,” Mr Dowling said.

“In addition to providing hirers with more facilities for use, these extra change rooms will improve both the appeal and functionality of the Stadium to a wider section of the community and in turn prove our reputation as a leading sporting, entertainment and recreational venue.”

Mayor Jane Smith says that continuing to invest in upgrades to the Stadium is a key component to bringing in key events and tourism opportunities to boost the economy of the Central Coast.

“Central Coast Stadium is an iconic asset for the Central Coast region and it is a priority for Council to continue to manage this asset as a quality venue for our community,” Mayor Smith said.

“We would like to see more world-class sporting events on the Coast that grow interest in sport on the Coast. Having the capacity to facilitate more sporting codes, particularly for women, is a key driver for that.

“I look forward to more teams taking to the field in our upgraded and revitalised stadium in the future.”

The total budget for the construction of the change rooms is $800,000, which is being funded by Council’s operational plan.