City of Casey - Casey Fields - Melbourne City Football Club

It is exciting times in the City of Casey and for the wider South East Melbourne region as A-League champions Melbourne City FC set up camp at their new home of Casey Fields.

The City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong and Cardinia Shire have been advocating for a professional men's and women's football (soccer) club since 2017. And while their official "Team 11" bid of 2017-18, which was run in conjunction with the local football and business communities, failed to deliver a team in the first instance, the hard work done at that time ultimately paid off when Melbourne City announced in December 2020 that it was relocating to the south-east.

The Club is partnering with the City of Casey to co-develop a new City Football Academy at Casey Fields in Cranbourne East, which will ultimately become a six-pitch facility that also houses a two-storey administration and high-performance building. There are already four pitches on site, which community schools and clubs will continue to have access to. A fifth pitch, to be the Club's main training pitch, is currently under construction and a sixth, which will have an accompanying 800-seat grandstand, is slated for a future third stage of development.

Melbourne City's championship-winning A-League team started training at Casey Fields in August, with its football department occupying the existing football facilities on site. The Club's administration staff will also be housed across Casey Fields from August until its new administration building is complete in mid-2022.

The move of Melbourne City to South East Melbourne promises much for the whole 1.5 million-strong community. The professional pathways for boys and girls across the region's 100+ grassroots clubs are now stronger than before, while the Club's dedicated charity arm, City in the Community, will go to work developing and running incredible outreach programs aimed at making a real difference in our football-loving, multicultural region.

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