Friday, 1 February 2019

Latrobe Valley Stadium

Latrobe Valley Stadium is the most significant venue in the area as it was originally constructed as a National Soccer League venue for the Morwell Falcons (aka Gippsland Falcons and Eastern Pride).

The location of this venue is in Morwell, Victoria. Like the club that once hosted games at this venue the town has been in decline for many years after the privatisation of the power plant along with other factors. But still the venue is well looked after and is the current home of the Morwell Falcons off-shoot club Falcons 2000 who in recent years has being one of the strongest clubs in the local Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

The last time a national league match was held here was in 2011 when Melbourne Heart hosted Newcastle United. The match though was far from a sell out which may be one of the contributing factors why the A-League has not been back.

The stand itself which is sort of iconic actually has change rooms and an canteen underneath that serves the back pitches. Most people though i noticed watch that games from the social club room side as that has undercover seating area facing away from the sun with a operating canteen.