New design: As Western United prepare to break ground

source: StadiumDB.com

New design: As Western United prepare to break ground When we showed you the first concept, they didn't even have a final name and club colours. Now Western United are already an A-League team and the stadium vision has changed entirely. See it here!

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Today Western United isn't just an ownership group aiming to establish a team, they're already part of the top flight. Until 2021 their home is in Geelong, at GMHBA Stadium. Aferwards, WUFC are to relocate to a stadium tailored to their needs.

Final concept for Western United FC's stadium lost much of the appeal in initial renders from 2018. In fact, the stadium has been designed entirely differently than early images suggested, without any outer wrap, with much simplified layout and structure.

The seating bowl was also redesigned, resulting in an even more compact and robust bowl, this time with all fans on a single tier. The auditorium is kept very steep in order to create better atmosphere. Capacity has been retained at 15,000.

WEstern United Stadium© Western United FC, Populous

Also unchanged is the location, in Tarneit, a remote area of Wyndham. This city decided to enter the first stadium public-private partnership of the A-League, which will result with the league's first private stadium. The project is expected to consume $180 million (US $ 123m).

As of early December, Western United have confirmed completion of geotechnical reports, soil tests and flora and fauna analyses. This paves the way to planning permit and groundbreaking early into 2020. Should construction begin as planned, 2021 is indeed a realistic delivery date.

WEstern United Stadium© Western United FC, Populous

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