Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

La Trobe Sports Stadium introduced to industry through virtual tour

La Trobe Sports Stadium introduced to industry through virtual tour
August 28, 2020

La Trobe Sport has this week hosted a virtual tour of the recently completed La Trobe Sports Stadium - introducing the new venue to the industry, stakeholders and local communities.

A key component of La Trobe University’s ambitious $5 billion plan to transform its Melbourne Campus in Bundoora into a 'university city of the future', the new venue is the centrepiece of the $150 million La Trobe Sports Park.

Described by the University as "a world-class facility for teaching, research, community participation and elite sport”, the Sports Park houses a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, an elite performance space and world-class sporting facilities to support major sports events, regular grass-roots competitions and community recreation opportunities for up to 10,000 local community members per week.

A hub for professional sports franchises and visiting elite sports teams, the La Trobe Sports Park is also a major regional sporting asset for the local community, bringing national, state and local sports organisations to Melbourne’s north.

Completed in January 2020, the new Stadium encompasses:

• Six indoor multi-purpose courts
• Sport science laboratories for biomechanics, sports analytics, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning
• Innovative office space for sport organisations to work within a high-performance sport environment

The new venue is also home to a number of commercial tenants including La Trobe Sport, the Northern Football Netball League, Softball Australia and Softball Victoria.

Designed by architects Warren and Mahoney in association with MJMA Toronto, the venue showcases innovative 6-Star Green Star facility features.

Images: The La Trobe Sports Stadium by night (top) and its sport science laboratory (below). Courtesy of Warren and Mahoney.

About the author

Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner and publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

As of 2020, he has launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

Read more from this author

Related Articles

26th June 2020 - Australasian cities and venues look forward to hosting of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

18th February 2020 - Softball bodies to make new home at La Trobe Sports Stadium

30th September 2019 - Architects aim for highest standards in sustainability in rebuilding of Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre

30th August 2019 - Orchestra secures new facility at Christchurch Town Hall

24th June 2019 - Lack of female football facilities threatens development of future Matildas in Victoria

30th October 2018 - Envibe software drives increasing use of sport and recreation facilities at La Trobe University

4th September 2018 - Carlton partners with La Trobe University to launch new College of Sport

11th July 2018 - La Trobe University unveils first stage of sports precinct development

21st December 2017 - Australian Sports Commission commits to national standard for sport science

7th March 2017 - New netball courts open in Darebin

6th February 2017 - La Trobe University launches Australia’s first sports analytics degree

15th August 2016 - La Trobe University to develop on-campus sport precinct

11th November 2015 - Darebin City Council healthy food options get YMCA backing

2nd September 2015 - Architects highlight contemporary aquatic and recreation facilities as social hubs

7th January 2013 - Developing business in exercise and sport science

7th April 2010 - Melbourne Heart to establish La Trobe University Base


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business