WACA to become Perth sporting hub: Waldron
WACA Chairman Terry Waldron believes the redevelopment of the WACA Ground in to a 10,000 seat boutique stadium will make the venue one of the most accessible and versatile in the state, after the Federal Government confirmed it's 30 million dollar contribution to the project on Sunday.
"This is vitally important for our state." Waldron said on Sports Drive on Monday.
"The WACA is part of our heritage, it's an iconic sports ground. West Australians and people overseas love the stadium, now we have that backing we can really make something of it going in to the future."
The ground will hold 10,000 under the proposed redevelopment, with the option of extended temporary seating for special events such as Test matches between lower ranked Test nations that struggle to attract big crowds.
A new state of the art gymnasium will also be added for community use, as well as an indoor training facility for the winter months.
The ground will be reconfigured to allow WAFL matches to be played at the venue, making the WACA a multi-purpose facility once the works are completed.
Waldron said that the Perth community would be the main beneficiaries of the redevelopment.
"There will be a brand new pavilion on the Northern side, while there will be a gym and café that will link in with the new community feel to the WACA."
The WACA is hopeful of receiving further financial assistance for the redevelopment from the State government, and works on the venue will commence in the new year.
IMAGE: WACA website.