With South Australia’s State Election campaign reaching its pointy end, the Liberals aim at clinching football fans with an expected announcement of a brand new inner-city football stadium.
A new inner-city rectangular and football stadium is something that South Australian football fans have been in the ear of the State Government with for a while, but it is the Opposition that has pounced and responded to these calls.
In light of Adelaide United's sale to foreign investors, the possible announcement would round off a game-changing week for the Reds.
BREAKING: Fresh from new owners, the #Adelaide inner-city soccer stadium is back on. Expected that the Libs could announce it as early as this Saturday. Story to follow. @FourFourTwoOz #ALeague #AUFC pic.twitter.com/8zEpE86fAW— Leo James (@realLeoJames) March 7, 2018
The State Liberal Party could try to lure football supporters away from Labor, after the exciting announcement of a $26 million home for South Australian football to be built in Gepps Cross was announced in early February.
A new football centre would feature numerous pitches, indoor facilities, a mini-stadium as well as office space for Football Federation South Australia to relocate into.
While the whispers of a possible announcement for the Liberals’ inner-city stadium become louder, a location is unknown.
In early plans touted in 2016, the location of a possible new stadium looked likely to be on the bank of the River Torrens, just next to Adelaide Oval – but that seems unlikely.
FourFourTwo was unable to contact Opposition Leader Steven Marshall on Wednesday afternoon.