Better streets and spaces

Annandale synthetic sports field gives the green light for play

A new multipurpose facility in the inner Sydney suburb will allow training, futsal, hockey and soccer games in all weather.

Hockey, futsal and 5-a-side soccer enthusiasts will soon enjoy more playing time with a new synthetic sports field planned near The Crescent parklands in Annandale.

The new multipurpose sports field has been given the go ahead by the City of Sydney Council following community feedback.

The compact 61m by 38m field will accommodate hockey 5s, futsal, 5-a-side soccer, senior hockey practice, junior matches and community training.

Artist impression of the sports field in Annandale
Artist impression of the sports field in Annandale

Its durable synthetic surface means training and play can take place in all weather, especially when wet conditions stop play on the grassed surface at nearby Jubilee Oval.

A growing population and strong demand for sports facilities means the City of Sydney is working hard to increase the number of playable hours on our sports fields. We’re also increasing the variety of play surfaces for different sports across our local area.

The Annandale project also includes new spectator seating, lighting, accessible paths, trees and an open lawn area for relaxation.

The location for the synthetic sports field, next to Chapman Road and The Crescent, has support from local sports groups and is close to public transport links.

Good design and sustainable practices will help make this a recreation area for more people in our communities to enjoy.

We’ve also opened a nearby playground and skate park at Federal Park.

Design development will now take place with the aim of securing planning approval early next year.

Published 21 October 2021