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Western Melbourne A-League hopeful unveils stadium vision

Western Melbourne Group Holdings (WMG), one of several consortiums bidding to take on an expansion team in Australia’s A-League football competition, has mapped out its vision for a new stadium that would house the team.

The proposed venue would be built in Wyndham City and boast a total capacity of 15,000.

Currently billed as the ‘Wyndham Stadium’, the new venue would also feature a number of training pitches, sports medicine facilities, a gymnasium, recovery facilities and community sporting spaces.

In addition, WMG is planning various residential and commercial developments in the surrounding area as part of its commitment to the region.

WMG last month stated that it would both fund and build its own stadium, which it said differentiates its bid from rival proposals.

Wyndham City has already approved in-principle support for WMG, which is competing for one of two expansion licences from Football Federation Australia.

According to Four Four Two, Wyndham City Mayor Peter Maynard said: “If successful, this project will mean great things for our local area.

“It will bring people from across Australia right here to Wyndham to watch on as the nation’s best football players battle it out on the field.

“The value of this landmark deal for our community will be massive, positioning us as a destination of choice, and putting us on the national and international sporting stage.

“We’re also looking forward to the economic boost this project could bring to Wyndham. Hundreds of jobs will be created through the construction phase, and we’ll see more created once the stadium is up and running.

“There is also a plan to co-locate a university offering as part of the sports science precinct and sports centre of excellence, creating more educational opportunities for our residents.”

Maurice Bisetto of WMG, and a partner at KPMG, added: “WMG is excited to be partnering with Wyndham City Council which will provide the impetus for our group to provide a privately funded and sustainable model for Australian Football in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.”

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