Deakin Stadium

Deakin Stadium is an association football ground located in the south-central Canberra suburb of Deakin, ACT. It is the home ground of Canberra Croatia FC in the NPL ACT.[1]

Deakin Stadium
Former names Deakin Football Centre
Location Corner of Grose St and Hannah Pl, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates

35°18′50″S149°6′20″E

Owner Canberra Deakin Football Club
Capacity 1,500
Record attendance 2,782
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Yes (small)
Construction
Built 2005-08
Opened 2008
Tenants
Canberra Croatia FC
Website
Deakin Stadium Home

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Canberra FC are the primary tenants of Deakin Stadium. Canberra FC play home matches in the National Premier Leagues Capital Football at the stadium as well Capital Football Federation Cup matches.

During 2016 the stadium was used by local ACT NPL club Canberra Olympic for their FFA Cup run. Olympic played their round of 32,[2] round of 16[3] and quarter-final[4] matches at the stadium before moving to Viking Park in Tuggeranong for their semi-final match against A-league side Sydney FC.[5] The quarter final match was played on 27 September 2016 against Victorian NPL side Green Gully SC. The match attracted a crowd of 2,039 as Olympic pulled off a historic victory with a penalty conversion in the 95th minute of the match giving the home side a 1-0 victory.[6][7]

Deakin Stadium was selected as one of three venues to be used as a training venue as part of the 2015 Asian Cup in the ACT along with host venue Canberra Stadium and the second training venue McKellar Park. The stadium received an upgrade to its lighting as part of the $650,000 ACT facility upgrade fund for the tournament.[8]South Korea was the primary team that used Deakin Stadium for closed training sessions during the tournament while they were base in Canberra.[9]

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