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.

“This 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.

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

With 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.

The 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 Cup).