On the eve of the start of the most important football event in Australia – the A-League, many directors of football clubs have made statements that they plan to move to Casey Fields and new stadiums and do not plan to expand and build their own academies.
For example, FC Melbourne City has already announced its move to the elite sports district of Casey Fields and the creation of a new football academy Etihad City Football Academy (CFA).
After them, their official statement on this occasion was given by the” Newcastle Jets”,” Perth Glory” and “Queensland Lions”.
Football clubs are hoping to move into their own, purpose-built complex immediately after the end of the a-league season.
Recall that at the moment the main football competition in Australia is coming up – the A-League. The current “champion” is FC Sydney, and the “Premier” is Perth Glory. There are currently 12 teams participating in the league: 11 teams from Australia and one from New Zealand. In the history of the league, 15 different clubs took part in the tournament; four clubs existed before the formation of the league, such as Adelaide United, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory and Queensland Lions.
Clubs such as Western United and Macarthur Bulls are also planning to expand in the long term. As you know, they have already worked with local councils to design completely new, multi-million dollar training and club facilities, in the latter case actually relying on existing City Group projects.
“This is a fantastic demonstration of the kind of investment that can come from an A-League capable of determining its own commercial future,” – Lederer said in one of his last interviews.