Latrobe City Stadium

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Latrobe City Stadium
Former names Mobil Park, Falcons Park
Location Morwell, Victoria
Coordinates 38°12′58″S 146°25′41″E / 38.21611°S 146.42806°E / -38.21611; 146.42806Coordinates: 38°12′58″S 146°25′41″E / 38.21611°S 146.42806°E / -38.21611; 146.42806
Owner Gippsland Soccer League
Capacity 12,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1981
Falcons 2000 SC
Melbourne Rising (NRC) (2015–present)

Latrobe City Stadium, previously known as Mobil Park, is a football (soccer) stadium in Morwell, Victoria, Australia. It is mainly used for football (soccer) and was the home ground for the now defunct Gippsland Falcons during their tenure in the also defunct National Soccer League. The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 and was built in 1981.[1] It is now used as the home ground for the Gippsland Soccer League club "Falcons 2000", an offshoot club of Gippsland Falcons. Latrobe City Stadium is the headquarters of the Gippsland Soccer League and features Football Federation Victoria approved lights, a function room and bar and a soccer shop.

The stadium held a Victorian Premier League match in 2008,[2] as well as several Victorian Women's Premier League matches during the same year [3] when the Gippsland Soccer League had a team competing in the Victorian Women's Premier League.

As well as a Victorian Premier League match, the venue has held one A-League practice match between Melbourne Heart and Newcastle Jets on the 8-7-2010 with an attendance of 3000 spectators. Newcastle won the match 2-1.[4] On Saturday 13 November, Falcons Park was host to the Melbourne Victory Women when they played Sydney FC Women in Round 2 of the W-League. Sydney FC beat Melbourne Victory 4-1.[5]

The venue hosted an A-League "Regional Round" clash between Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix on December 4, 2011.The heart won the match 1-0 with Mate Dugangic scoring in the 41st minute. 3000 people attended the game.[6]


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