Morshead Park Stadium
|Location||Morshead Park Stadium, Redan,|
|Owner||City of Ballarat|
|Capacity||8,500 (Venue Capacity) |
500 (Seated Capacity)
Up to 12,000 with temporary stands
|Construction cost||$13.85 million|
|Ballarat City FC|
The Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, also referred to by its location as Morshead Park Stadium, is an association football-specific stadium in Redan, a suburb immediately to the south of central Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. It is the home of the Ballarat City FC, who play in the National Premier Leagues Victoria, the second tier of Australian football, after the A-League.
During 2013, the City of Ballarat Council matched a Federal Government investment of $2.675 million announced by then Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard in June of that year in a major upgrade of Morshead Park with a view to host training for National Teams in the 2015 Asian Cup, including new grandstands, lights and returfing the field to form the Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility.
The main grandstand seats 500, with an additional standing capacity for a further 8000 on viewing embankments. There is space for temporary stands to be erected across from the main grandstand to bring the total capacity up to 12,000.
The Ballarat Red Devils played their first game in the stadium on the 3rd of May 2014, losing 1-2 to South Melbourne FC in the NPLV, although the main grandstand was not yet fully complete. South Melbourne player Milos Lujic scored the inaugural goal in the facility.
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