NPL South Australia club MetroStars have announced the commencement of a facility upgrade at their home ground, TK Shutter Reserve.
This re-development was possible because of the overall investment made by City of Port Adelaide Enfield, State Government and MetroStars – allowing the club to progress forward for 2024 and beyond.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield council announced on their website in early 2023 that the upgrades and construction work to be completed at TK Shutter Reserve were part of a long term goal to support the increase and diverse participation of Football in the north east of Adelaide. The construction is proposed to be completed by August of 2024.
The current clubroom section of the building is the only notable part of TK Shutter Reserve pre-upgrade and will remain intact, with the upgrade aiming to replace the existing changeroom area which is outdated.
The facility upgrade includes four changerooms, offices, board room, 250 seat grandstand, storage units and media centre, plus a grand entrance foyer from the car park to the main pitch.
This will transform the ground from an average reserve to a mini stadium which is a suitable upgrade for the NPL SA minor premiers who are very quickly progressing as a top semi-professional Australian club, following their valiant effort going down to Melbourne City 2-1 in the quarter-final of the Australia Cup last week.
Within the main facility upgrade, MetroStars will be creating a wellbeing space for their players, coaches and members which is a fantastic touch and signifying the importance of mental health in football.
One of the changerooms will be designated to the Metro United Women’s Football Club.
The brand new media centre is a big highlight of the club, who are looking to improve the facilities for their current media partners as well as provide an overall better viewing experience.
Demolition of the changerooms will commence later in the year, while temporary changeroom and amenities will be installed to the west of the clubrooms during construction.
Overall, this completion of the TK Shutter Reserve re-development plan is a well overdue change for the growing MetroStars who are focused on continuing to succeed on the pitch in 2024 and beyond.
Grassroots football in Enfield and the North East Adelaide region will greatly benefit in the future from the re-development.