Canberra Football Venues To Receive $605,000 In Upgrades At Asian Cup Training Venues
Next year's Asian Cup will "leave a legacy" for Canberra football after it was confirmed that Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will be featured in A$650,000 ($605,350) worth of upgrades to venues in "all five host cities," according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. Canberra will host six pool games and a quarterfinal of the January tournament, "and the upgrades will improve the surrounding facilities and playing surface at the two training venues." It "is understood work will be undertaken on the lighting facilities at both Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park." Asian Cup Local Organizing Committee CEO Michael Brown said, "These developments are an important part of the legacy the Asian Cup will leave for Australian football and have focused on venues that will be used by football into the future" (CANBERRA TIMES, 8/26).