06/03/2024

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After months of planning and building their new stadium, Western United will begin playing home games at Wyndham City Stadium in Tarneit.

Since entering the A-League in 2019, the team has played in various grounds, including AAMI Park (Melbourne Victory and City’s home venue), GHMBA Stadium and Eureka Stadium in Ballarat.

The project, which fields a maximum capacity of 5,000 spectators, will serve as the team’s training base, as well as hosting matches for the Women’s, NPL and academy teams.

The first official match at the stadium is slated to take place on Sunday, March 17 with the Liberty A-League Women’s fixture.

Western United and Western Melbourne Group (WMG) Chairman Jason Sourasis credited everyone, who has tirelessly worked to establish the new precinct, calling it a, “momentous milestone” for the club.

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“It allows us to move into a permanent home, playing out of only the second rectangular stadium in the state of Victoria that is approved to play A-League Men and A-League Women games,” he said.

“The next phase of growth for Western United Football Club will be underpinned by a community and fan-first philosophy, as we entrench our football club into the Wyndham community and grow our own brand empathy within the fastest-growing municipality in Australia.

“I thank everyone that has been on this journey for their unwavering belief, effort, support, and patience.”

Major project partners YourLand Developments and Johnson Controls announced by WMG, will involve the next stage of building a 15,000-capacity stadium and a 800-capacity residential community, a $2 billion development set for completion over the next decade.

Wyndham City Councillor Jennie Barrera says Western United’s move to Tarneit is, “a long time coming”.

“We are so excited to welcome Western United to its rightful home in Tarneit,” she said.

“Our priority has been getting Western United to base it’s operations here in Wyndham and by using the training facility as a match day venue for both A-League Men and A-League Women matches until the stadium is built, we’re doing just that.”

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