Litis Stadium

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E & D Litis Stadium
The Velodrome
Litis stadium gnangarra 01.JPG
Former names Lake Monger Velodrome
Location Leederville, Western Australia
Coordinates 31°55′38″S 115°50′00″E / 31.927243°S 115.833331°E / -31.927243; 115.833331
Owner City of Vincent
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 1959
Renovated 1998
Tenants
Floreat Athena

E & D Litis Stadium is a stadium in Leederville, Western Australia. Originally constructed in 1959 and officially opened on 14 March 1959 as a velodrome for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[1][2][3] The Floreat Athena Football (Soccer) Club moved to the velodrome in 1985 and is the sole lessee of the stadium. The stadium is part of the City of Vincent's Britannia Reserve, which is one the City's most popular sporting venues.[3][4] The City signed a preliminary agreement with FIFA for the stadium to be used as a training venue if Australia was successful in gaining the right to host the 2022 World Cup,[3] but Qatar were selected as hosts.

The stadium is also the venue for the annual Community World Cup, which is organised by the Latin American Association of WA.[5]

Name[edit]

The stadium was originally known as the Lake Monger Velodrome and was popularly known as the Velodrome. In 1998 the stadium was renamed the E & D Litis Stadium after Evangelos and Despo Litis donated $150,000 to the Floreat Athena club.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A brief history of the suburb Mount Hawthorn" (PDF). Town of Vincent. 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Previous Developments". Acropolis Developments. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Britannia Reserve Master Plan" (PDF). Town of Vincent. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Council Briefing: Community Sporting and Recreation Facility Fund - Floreat Athena Soccer Club" (PDF). City of Vincent. September 15, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "VENUE | Floreat Athena Football Club - Official Site". floreatathenafc.com.au. Retrieved 2016-01-06.