The City of Casey announced today:

“The cat’s (or perhaps soccer ball) out of the bag! We’re thrilled to have signed a Heads of Agreement with Melbourne City Football Club, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, which will see the Club relocate to Casey Fields next year.

As part of the agreement, Melbourne City FC will relocate its training and administration base to Casey Fields and will partner with us to build a training and administration centre on site, as well as a new elite training pitch. Melbourne City FC will also transfer/develop a suite of grassroots football and community outreach programs into the City of Casey and wider South East Melbourne region.

The Etihad City Football Academy (CFA) will sit within the Casey Fields Football Centre of Excellence and will feature an elite training pitch, four full-sized floodlit pitches and a two-storey elite performance headquarters building, with space for a 4,000-capacity mini-stadium to be created as part of a future Stage Three expansion – wow!

The new CFA is partly constructed with four full-sized floodlit pitches and single-story building available for immediate use. The remaining Stage Two facilities will be completed in early 2022.”

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