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Coopers Stadium upgrades ticking along

Coopers Stadium upgrade ticking along nicely.

The Eastern Stand is back and accessible for 2022/23 after it was unavailable last season as part of the Coopers Stadium redevelopment.

It is a great win for Reds fans with this part of the venue providing some of the most sought-after seats.

The project remains on schedule with further works ramping up to finalise stage two of the renovations over the next few weeks.

Here is an overview of what to expect following the new upgrades:

Memberships on offer
There are two affordable membership packages available to Adelaide United fans wishing to purchase memberships in the Eastern Stand. Premium Red memberships from $109 are on offer for seats in the lower tier of the stand, while Silver memberships starting from $159 are available for seats in the upper tier.

The new Eastern Stand is taking shape in preparation for home games.

Roof installed
The most noticeable change to the Eastern Stand is the addition of a new roof, providing better protection from the elements. The roof structure is similar in design to the Western Stand ensuring uniformity. The new roof spans 2,200sqm and was constructed using over 220 tonnes of structural steel. The roof cantilever trusses overhang 16m over the existing stand to maintain the structural integrity of the design.   

With the installation of the roof, 82 LED lights have been added, enhancing the overall matchday experience for fans as well as the quality of the whole broadcast product. The extra lighting exceeds FIFA World Cup standard at over 2,500 lux.

Extra speakers have also been mounted, augmenting the audio experience and sound clarity – a huge win for spectators.

Big screen
Fans in the Eastern Stand will be treated to two new big replay screens located in the north west and south east corners. Each screen will be over 100sqm, ensuring fans will not miss any of the game. The existing North Stand big screen will remain as a scoreboard.

Two additional big screens have now been installed at Coopers Stadium in the south-east and north-west corners.

Access
New gates and turnstiles will speed up the process for spectators entering the venue, and boosting the entire fan experience with less congestion and wait times. Disability accessibility will improve following the upgrades with wider stairs for patrons and an elevator for those that require wheel-chair access. 

The corporate area will be accessible via an exclusive VIP entrance off Manton Street or from the corporate lobby within the stadium. 

The new entrance at Coopers Stadium’s western side.

Potential completion date
The project is currently running on-time and within budget. As mentioned previously, the stadium will be operational for the Reds’ first Isuzu UTE A-League home clash of the season on Sunday, 30 October.

2022/23 tickets on sale.