Litis Stadium fence removal

Published: Friday, 10 January 2020 at 3:49:07 PM

The fence around Litis Stadium is coming down today to increase public access to the historic sporting venue.

The removal of the fence will open up the stadium to the Vincent community, giving residents the chance to walk around freely and enjoy the space.

It will also better integrate the stadium with Britannia Reserve – one of the City’s most popular green spaces.

“Litis Stadium is an important part of the Vincent community and we want to make sure this historic space is embraced and enjoyed by the public,” Mayor Emma Cole said.

“The removal of the fence will open up the space to more users and benefit our growing, inner city community.

“It will also allow rangers to better patrol the stadium and will give the City the chance to better promote the site for summer sports.”

Litis Stadium was built for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and was formerly known as the Lake Monger Velodrome.

The stadium has been the home of the Floreat Athena Football Club for decades.

The City has been working closely with the club to secure Litis Stadium as its home ground into the future. This includes a new long-term lease for their clubroom.

We want to grow participation in sports for all members of the community and soccer is a hugely popular and fast-growing sport, including for females.

The City wants to work with the club to grow the sport in the community, including co-operating to secure $3 million in Federal grant funding to upgrade the ageing facilities at Litis Stadium.

The removal of the fence is expected to take one day.

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