Sports Park

Sports Park

Community participation and world-class research

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La Trobe world-class Sports Park

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s foremost higher education providers with aspirations to be the nation’s preferred University for sport teaching and research, and industry collaboration to drive innovation in sport.

The La Trobe Sports Park is an exciting investment by the University which will transform Melbourne’s north to provide a regional sporting precinct that will be able to support major participation sport events, regular grass roots sport competitions and active recreation opportunities for community members.

Located on 60 hectares in the south-west corner of the University’s campus in Bundoora, it will provide a unique environment for sport, active recreation, teaching and research in sport.

In consultation with a large number of stakeholders, designs and infrastructure plans have been approved for the Sports Park, which will feature:

  • A learning hub for national, state and local sport organisations and individuals to access the expertise of the University
  • A unique environment for elite sport programmes and organisations to be supported by some of Australia’s world-class sport, exercise and rehabilitation researchers

\La Trobe University's Sports Park

Stage 1

Stage 1 was completed late 2018. It involved;

  • The demolition of the existing pavilion and portion of the main oval
  • Construction of a new FIFA-standard synthetic football (soccer) pitch
  • Construction of a new main AFL oval and pavilion
The new pavilion has 9 change rooms and contemporary facilities to support community and elite teams. The pavilion also includes dedicated club spaces and a function room to seat 120 people.

The synthetic pitch and the function room is now available for bookings. Please click here to access the booking enquiry form.

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the La Trobe Sports Park will include the following additional components:

  • World class sport science and analytics research laboratories
  • An education and training centre
  • Dedicated office accommodation for local, state and national sport organisations
  • 6 high ball indoor courts

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