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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.

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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.

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