Campbelltown Sports Stadium upgrade on the cards

5 October 2018

Campbelltown Sports Stadium could look very different in a few years if the region’s A-League expansion bid proves successful.

Campbelltown Council and South West Sydney FC have combined to bid for one of the two club licenses available as part of the expansion of Australia’s top soccer league.

Bid chairman Gino Marra said one of the strongest aspects of the local bid was the existence of the Campbelltown stadium.

“It is a Football Federation Australia and Asian Football Confederation approved ground already,” he said. “An upgraded stadium would be even better.

“I know from speaking with players from Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers how much they enjoy playing at new stadiums and being in Campbelltown especially.”

Mr Marra said upgrade plans rested with Campbelltown Council and would be largely contingent upon the bid being approved by the A-League.

He said he was confident Macarthur was secure an A-League team.

“I never do anything that I don’t think will be a success, in business and life,” he said.

“If we don’t get it this time – and I think we will – we’ll get it the next time.”

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic, who has been one of the strongest supporters of the local A-League bid, said the council was interested in revamping the entire Leumeah area, not just the stadium.

“These are all just ideas at this stage,” he said.

“The artist’s impression is just one of the potential ways this could turn out – and it’s just an impression, they are not complete plans.

“But we would like to see the whole Lemueah precinct updated and turned into something exciting.”

Cr Brticevic said any changes to Campbelltown Sports Stadium would need to go through approvals from various levels of government and would be placed on public exhibition.

He said he had heard “positive rumblings” that the Macarthur bid would be a success and he was eagerly awaiting the announcement.

In the meantime, soccer fans can watch Olympian Usain Bolt in action for the Central Coast Mariners at Campbelltown Stadium this Friday night.