Deakin Stadium

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Deakin Stadium
Deakin Stadium at Night.png
Former names Deakin Football Centre
Location Corner of Grose St and Hannah Pl, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates 35°18′50″S 149°6′20″E / 35.31389°S 149.10556°E / -35.31389; 149.10556Coordinates: 35°18′50″S 149°6′20″E / 35.31389°S 149.10556°E / -35.31389; 149.10556
Owner Canberra Deakin Football Club
Capacity 1,500
Record attendance 2,782
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Yes (small)
Built 2005-08
Opened 2008
Canberra FC
Deakin Stadium Home

Deakin Stadium is an association football ground located in the south-central Canberra suburb of Deakin, ACT. It is the home ground of Canberra FC in the NPL ACT.[1]

Primary Use

Canberra FC are the primary tenants of Deakin Stadium. Canberra FC play home matches in the National Premier Leagues Capital Football at the stadium as well Capital Football Federation Cup matches.

Events History

2016 Canberra Olympic FFA Cup run

During 2016 the stadium was used by local ACT NPL club Canberra Olympic for their FFA Cup run. Olympic played their round of 32,[2] round of 16[3] and quarter-final[4] matches at the stadium before moving to Viking Park in Tuggeranong for their semi-final match against A-league side Sydney FC.[5] The quarter final match was played on 27 September 2016 against Victorian NPL side Green Gully SC. The match attracted a crowd of 2,039 as Olympic pulled off a historic victory with a penalty conversion in the 95th minute of the match giving the home side a 1-0 victory.[6][7]

2015 Asian Cup

Deakin Stadium was selected as one of three venues to be used as a training venue as part of the 2015 Asian Cup in the ACT along with host venue Canberra Stadium and the second training venue McKellar Park. The stadium received an upgrade to its lighting as part of the $650,000 ACT facility upgrade fund for the tournament.[8] South Korea was the primary team that used Deakin Stadium for closed training sessions during the tournament while they were base in Canberra.[9]

Canberra United FC

Deakin Stadium is used as an alternative venue for Canberra's W-League team. Canberra United. United normally play at McKellar Park in Canberra's north but every now and then they will play a game in Deakin. On 4 December 2010, A match between Canberra United and Adelaide United was abandoned at Deakin Stadium after sixty-eight minutes due to the referee declaring the pitch unplayable following a torrential rain burst. Canberra at the time was 4-0 up in front of 576 souls brave enough to brace the wet conditions.[10] In 2012 Canberra United played two matches at Deakin Stadium on the 5th and 8 December against Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets respectively.[11][12]

A-League pre-season friendlies

Deakin Stadium has a long standing of hosting pre-season matches between Canberra FC and A-League opposition. The below table details these matches:

Year Home Team Away Team Reference
2008 FFA Select colours icon.png ACT Rockets
(PL Select XI)
CCMicon.png Central Coast Mariners [13]
2010 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC CCMicon.png Central Coast Mariners [14]
2011 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC CCMicon.png Central Coast Mariners [15]
2014 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC SYDicon.png Sydney FC [16]
2014 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC SydneyWanderersColours.png Western Sydney Wanderers [17]
2015 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC SydneyWanderersColours.png Western Sydney Wanderers [18][19]
2016 Canberra FC colours icon.png Canberra FC SydneyWanderersColours.png Western Sydney Wanderers [20]
2017 Canberra Olympic FC colours icon.png Canberra Olympic NEWicon.png Newcastle United Jets [21]


Record attendance: 2,782 (Canberra FC vs Canberra Olympic, 11 September 2016, NPL ACT Grand Final).[22]


  1. ^ "Deakin Stadium". Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Canberra Olympic v Surfers Paradise Apollo". Football Federation Australia. 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  3. ^ "Canberra Olympic v Redlands United". Football Federation Australia. 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  4. ^ "Canberra Olympic v Green Gully". Football Federation Australia. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  5. ^ "Canberra Olympic v Sydney FC". Football Federation Australia. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  6. ^ Hall, James (2016-09-28). "FFA Cup: Canberra Olympic stun by reaching semi-final". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  7. ^ "Deakin Stadium Profile". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  8. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2014-08-26). "Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  9. ^ Gaskin, Lee (2015-01-04). "Canberra's Asian Cup venues in lockdown as kick-off looms for soccer tournament". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  10. ^ "Canberra-Reds Clash Abandoned". 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  11. ^ "Midweek match key for Canberra". 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  12. ^ "United aiming to keep Jets grounded". 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  13. ^ "Mariners set sail for Canberra in late June". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  14. ^ "Arnie's Canberra Double Date". 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  15. ^ "2011 Central Coast Mariners Tour" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  16. ^ Gaskin, Lee (2014-09-10). "A-League club Sydney FC hammers Canberra FC 5-0 in pre-season friendly at Deakin Stadium". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  17. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2014-07-29). "Nikolai Topor-Stanley returns to Canberra with Western Sydney Wanderers for preseason match". The Age. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  18. ^ "Wanderers to take on Canberra FC in pre-season friendly". 2015-08-21. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  19. ^ Gaskin, Lee (2015-08-21). "A-League clubs tapping into Canberra's football potential with feast of pre-season games". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  20. ^ Hall, James (2016-08-17). "Western Sydney Wanderers win pre-season friendly in Canberra". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  21. ^ Tiernan, Eamonn (2017-08-30). "Newcastle Jets' Nikolai Topor-Stanley says Canberra deserves A-League action". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  22. ^ "PS4 NPL: Olympic win back-to-back Grand Finals". Capital Football. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2017-01-30.

External links

  • Deakin Stadium at Austadiums
  • Canberra FC home
  • Deakin Croatia FC home
  • NPL ACT home
  • Capital Football home
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