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Southern Soccer Facility

The City of Marion and Football South Australia have been working in partnership to deliver the new Southern Soccer Facility on Majors Road, Trott Park. Council has committed $4.5 million towards the new development with the State Government providing a funding commitment of $2.5 million.

The new facility will contain:

  • Four soccer pitches (three to be delivered as part of the project)
  • Clubroom and associated car parking

The City of Marion and the State Government committed funding of $2.5 million each towards a new football facility in Southern Adelaide with the corner of Majors and Adams Roads being the preferred site.

Since the 2017 announcement the City of Marion has worked with Football South Australia for the delivery of a new football facility within Southern Adelaide with the facility to become the home of Cove Football (Soccer) Club.

Due to funding shortfalls, in November 2019, the City of Marion resolved to increase its funding commitment to $4.5 million and deliver the project.

On 10 March 2020, Council approved the Prudential Report as required under Section 48 of the Local Government Act 1999 for the project to proceed to detailed design at the Majors Road site.

What Club is moving to the new Facility?

  • The new facility will become home to The Cove Football (Soccer) Club and enable the Club to consolidate its players at one site.

Project status


Football South Australia received State Government funding commitment for delivery of the Southern Soccer Facility

Late 2017

Football South Australia and City of Marion progress site investigations and design

2018 - 2019

City of Marion increases its funding commitment and delivery of project

November 2019

City of Marion engage Architectural team

Nov – January 2020

Design phase and submission for planning approval

Jan – May 2020

Development approval and Documentation for construction tender

June – Aug 2020

Construction Phase and new facility commissioning/fit out

March – October 2021

Facility opening

Fourth Quarter of 2021


The Cove Football (Soccer) club is relocating to the Southern Soccer Facility

When will construction commence?

  • Construction is due to commence in November 2020 and will take approximately 9 months

What about the reactive soils?

  • The reactive soil will be removed to make way for the natural grass pitches

Will it be artificial or grass pitches?

  • There will be three natural grass pitches with the vision for a fourth pitch in the future

Can the community use the new facility?

  • Pitch Three will be accessible to the community to play or training

How will the new facility link to Glenthorne National Park?

  • The City of Marion and the Department of Environment and Water have continued to work together to ensure that the new development is in keeping with the vision for the National Park