Construction has kicked off on the AU$33.1 million Manly Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence and Northern Grandstand at Lottoland in Manly, Australia.
The Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence will include high performance, training and administration facilities for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles men’s and future women’s NRL teams, as well as pathway participants.
Dedicated and multipurpose community facilities will also allow the club to expand its community programmes and initiatives.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the new 3,000 seat grandstand and high-performance Centre of Excellence will be the envy of other clubs. He said:
It’s one of the most iconic grounds in rugby league and this project will ensure the Northern Beaches community continues to love coming to Brookvale.
ADCO Constructions will build the project and the Manly Sea Eagles aim to have it completed in time for the start of the 2022 NRL season.
Member for Manly James Griffin said the Sea Eagles Centre of Excellence will ensure future generations of young players have access to the best facilities.
This is fantastic news for everyone on the Northern Beaches who is passionate about sport and our Sea Eagles.
Our professionals will have access to the best facilities in the state and will also help our grassroots teams to dream big and aspire to play for a proud club like ours.
Manly Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn said getting to the start of construction has been a culmination of hard work from the Manly board and significant investment from the NSW Government and Federal Government. He said:
It is one of several exciting developments that will transform Lottoland into a world-class sporting venue and community facility and we thank the State and Federal governments for their generous support.