Sarah delivers a world-class sports and recreational precinct for Port Adelaide Football Club

The Port Adelaide Football Club is South Australia’s oldest football club, and the most successful league football club in Australia.

Since 1870 the Club has been an integral part of the state’s DNA, and its Alberton Oval home is loved by thousands of supporters.

In 2022, Sarah Constructions was thrilled to be the successful tenderer for the Club’s $15 million upgrade to the Allan Scott Headquarters.

The project continued the successful construction partnership with the Club following an upgrade to the heritage Fos Williams Family Stand.

The Allan Scott Headquarters Upgrade includes refurbishment of the existing HQ along with the new construction of office spaces, changerooms, amenities, storerooms, playing surfaces and carparking areas.

The new MG High Performance Centre includes an indoor training field, two international standard basketball courts, a soccer pitch, gymnasium, wet recovery areas, locker room, lecture theatre, medical amenities, commercial standard kitchen, player wellness space, and media studio.

The project has transformed Alberton Oval into a world class high-performance sport precinct for the club’s AFL and AFLW teams, whilst also providing access to facilities for local junior sport, and significantly improved greenspaces for community use.

The Club’s Chief Executive Officer Matthew Richardson said the redevelopment will give the club’s athletes, coaches, and staff the greatest chance of performing at their best.

“The new high-performance centre includes significantly upgraded men’s changerooms plus gymnasium and rehab facilities to cater for our AFL and AFLW teams and the upgrade includes an expanded indoor training area incorporating kicking and skill development space.”

While a challenging project, Sarah’s team maintained a best-for-Club approach to solving construction constraints, meeting program and managing costs.

The new Allan Scott Headquarters was officially opened by the Hon MP Mark Bulter in February 2024, and the Club’s chairman David Koch was in attendance to thank Sarah’s team:

“Alberton Oval is transforming into a world-class sports and recreational precinct…and will be a space for the community, our members, and fans to enjoy for many years to come.

“On behalf of everyone at the Port Adelaide Football Club, I would like to thank our builders Sarah Constructions.”

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