12 November 2020 | Tennis SA

The stage two redevelopment of Memorial Drive will begin in 2021 following the announcement of $44 million in funding in the South Australian Government’s State Budget, released on Tuesday.

On the back of the redevelopment
announcement Tennis Australia has also confirmed world-class tennis will be
staged at the venue for 10 years.

The $44 million stage
two project includes:

  • The
    demolition of the North Stand
  • Construction
    of a new Northern Facility to provide state of the art facilities for
    events, high performance training and media
  • Construction
    of a new Eastern Facility, the home of a Sports Innovation and
    Technology Hub
  • Eastern
    Facility to be integrated with the Adelaide Oval Southern Plaza, incorporating a
    media mesh screen and premium event spaces
  • Addition
    of rigging points on the roof and feature lighting.

Tennis SA CEO Debbie Sterrey welcomed the State Government’s investment into Memorial Drive and the home of Tennis SA.

“We are thrilled the State Government will invest $44 million towards stage two of the Memorial Drive Centre Court redevelopment,” Debbie Sterrey said.

funding will continue the transformation of our venue and see it achieve its
potential as a vibrant sporting, community, entertainment and innovation hub,
whilst ensuring the venue’s heritage is retained for years to come.

thank the South Australian Government for their continued support of tennis in
our state.”

a 6,500 seat stadium in a prime location in the centre of Adelaide, a
world-leading Sports Innovation and Technology Hub and the flexibility to host
a wider variety of community, sporting and entertainment events, Memorial Drive
will become an even more valuable asset for all South Australians.

upgrade will also make the venue an attractive proposition for other high
profile tennis events such as Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed