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Memorial Drive construction on track for completion to host Adelaide International next year

Premier Steven Marshall provided an update on the development of the announced Memorial Drive site, providing details on the progress.

Premier Steven Marshall provided an update on the development of the announced Memorial Drive site, providing details on the progress.

Marshall noted that the entire project that will see $65 million injected into it through three stages is still on track to be ready for the tennis in January of next year.

The northern stand has already seen its first floor poured with 880 tonnes of floor for the second story nearly ready to be completed.

The project is creating a number of jobs, with 85 new jobs with builders and contractors already in motion and an impressive 21 apprentices working on site.

The state of the art facility will not just be used for big tournaments but also all year round with technology and training.

There has been a continual discussion with SA Health and Tennis Australia about the Adelaide International which is due to be played next year.

Authorities are looking at the possibility of having international competitors taking up two major Adelaide hotels for their mandated quarantine.

Off the back of the success of the star-studded A Day at the Drive event in Adelaide, concept images were released for Stage Two of the venue’s major redevelopment.

The SA Government announced $44 million in the 2020-21 State Budget for Stage Two of the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre redevelopment to build on the momentum of Stage One – the $10 million roof upgrade.

Premier Steven Marshall previously said Stage Two will continue the transformation of one of the nation’s most iconic sporting precincts into a state-of-the-art arena for sporting, arts and entertainment events.

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