The Victorian Government’s $64.6 million State Netball and Hockey Centre Redevelopment in Parkville has hit another milestone with the opening of the new northern entrance on 27 February 2020.
All users of the venue must now enter via the stunning new northern entrance.
The northern entrance is conveniently located in front of the main car park and is a short walk to the State Netball and Hockey Centre tram stop, better connecting the centre to public transport.
For Hockey Victoria members
Hockey Victoria 2020 registered members will be able to access the venue FREE of charge upon displaying their 2020 membership receipt, once displayed the SNHC customer service personnel will distribute a entry ticket to enter through the turnstiles. This will be the venue access process for all patrons until April, when Hockey Victoria distribute DIGITAL! Membership Barcodes to all Playing & Officiating members to access the facility.
The turnstiles may look different, but you will find they work the same; staff will be available nearby for assistance.
Access to Pitch 1 will be via the north entry stairwell to level 1, the hockey grandstand and down the southern stairwell in the grandstand until the completion of the Hockey Changerooms and corridor.
The redevelopment is the centrepiece of the Victorian Government’s record investment in women’s elite and community sport, providing a new home for Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria.
The new state-of-the-art facility will cater for all levels of competition – providing playing fields for grassroots teams and a major training base for elite athletes in both sports – and be a world-class venue to host major state, national and international tournaments like the Hockey Pro-League.
The centre is used by more than 6,000 people every week – 80 per cent of whom are girls and women.
The project is part of the $241.6 million package unveiled by the Victorian Government in 2018 – the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history.
The project is scheduled to be completed early 2021.
For more information see: https://www.development.vic.gov.au/projects/state-netball-and-hockey-centre