Grandstand seating now open at Green Machine’s home ground

  • August 15, 2020

Fans of Olympic Kingsway can now sit in comfort and shelter following the installation of seats to the club’s grandstand.

The 200 green seats, installed in early August, overlook the club’s main pitch at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex in Madeley and are the main component of a $3.08 million upgrade at the club that included four new change rooms, a referee’s room, physio room, storage, male and female toilets, and a parents’ room, as well as change rooms, toilets and storage areas for pitches 2 and 3.

The new grandstand seating. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

The City of Wanneroo provided $2.9 million for the project, while the club itself contributed $248,713 via a lease agreement and $200,000 was provided by the Federal Government via a community development grant.

President Steven Nelkovski, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and WA Senator Dean Smith officially opened the grandstand on August 15.

“The club is working towards increasing its female membership and these new amenities will enable further growth in this area,” Mrs Roberts said.

“The new facilities will not only benefit the club, but also users from further afield, including those participating in state and national tournaments.”

The new facilities were designed by Bollig Design Group and built by McCorkell Constructions WA.

“These are superb facilities that will help both players and spectators make the most of their soccer,” Senator Smith said.

“The Green Machine, and president Steven Nelkovski in particular, are champions of community sport.

“It’s wonderful to see Olympic Kingsway Sports Club go from strength to strength and, with this upgrade, it’s now guaranteed an even brighter future.”

The State Government also recently announced a separate $2.66 million commitment to improve facilities at the sporting complex, including lighting.