Western United to make landmark move this A-Leagues season

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Western United will play A-Leagues matches at Tarneit’s Regional Football Facility in the 2023-24 season, after being given the green light by the Wyndham City Council.

Wyndham City approved plans for an increase in playing capacity at the facility in Tarneit, to include the ability to play both Liberty A-League and Isuzu UTE A-League fixtures at the venue this campaign.

A new 2,000 seat grandstand to the east of the main pitch has also been approved to cater for the extra on-site matches, which will take the total capacity to 5,000 people.

The facility will also have the potential to host double-headers on the same day.

This is the first stage of Wyndham City’s landmark stadium project with the Western Melbourne Group to deliver a purpose-build 15,000 capacity football stadium and mixed-use precinct – which includes residential, commercial and community facilities.

“It’s been a significant couple of years on the pitch for our club, but I think this next step off the pitch will be the most important. We are delighted to be able to confirm that we will be able to host men’s and women’s matches at our new home, in front of our fans in the west,” Western’s A-League Men’s coach John Aloisi said.

“The people of the west have been there with us on this journey since the beginning and we can’t wait to see them pack out our new home in Tarneit. We are looking forward to making our new home a fortress and welcoming everyone in the west to become part of our family.”

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Since their inception in 2019, Western have played at a myriad of home venues as they have awaited construction of their promised venue.

The club’s A-League Men’s team has hosted matches at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium, Ballarat’s Mars Stadium and Morshead Park, AAMI Park in Melbourne’s CBD, Whitten Oval in Footscray and matches in Tasmania – in both Launceston and Hobart.

Meanwhile, the A-League Women’s side has called City Vista Reserve in Fraser Rise home since their arrival in the competition last season.

“We can’t wait to see both the men’s and women’s teams play right here in Wyndham,” Wyndham City Mayor, Councillor Susan McIntyre said.

“By using the training facility as a match-day venue for both A-League Men and Women matches until the 15,000 capacity stadium is built, we’re getting Western United to its rightful home in Tarneit sooner rather than later.”

The club is currently in the process of finalising the fixture for the remainder of the 2023-24 A-League season and will announce the dates of their first home matches in Tarneit in the near future.

Western’s Isuzu UTE A-League side will play their first three home matches in Ballarat this season at Mars Stadium, while the Liberty A-League outfit will play out of City Vista for their first three games.