Close to 3,000 grounds are currently used for Australian football. This number is increasing each year due to the strong participation growth being experienced in our game in all corners of our nation. Increasing the capacity of grounds and pavilions and the development of facilities that welcome all participants and umpires has never been more important.
The industry is heavily focused on developing the right plans in collaboration with Councils, clubs and all other stakeholders in each project. When done well, this maximises any returns on investment through increased participation levels, club sustainability and community wellbeing.
The AFL is extremely proud of its investment into the game and the facilities we use. Over the past 5 years, the AFL has invested $24M into an estimated $340M worth of infrastructure projects.