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Venue

Southern Cross Football CentreThe Southern Cross Football Centre is a high quality regional football facility which boasts:

  • 3 pitches including an all-weather full size synthetic pitch
  • No wash-outs
  • 4 central change rooms
  • High quality lighting
  • Air conditioned class room and administration area
  • Covered grandstand seating
  • Extensive parking
  • BBQ and canteen facilities (on request)

The Southern Cross Football Centre also benefits from the facilities on offer at the nearby Southern Cross University Lismore campus.

All Weather Football

The centre piece of the Southern Cross Football Centre is the synthetic grass pitch. The synthetic area covers 116.6m x 78.9m to inside edge of spoon drain. The full-sized pitch is marked to FIFA international pitch standard (105m x 68m playing field).

The synthetic surfacing system is called LigaTurf Premier R-RS Re-Creation and consists of a synthetic grass surface which is in-filled with sand & rubber granule for stability, performance and durability.

The pitch is fully fenced, has match lighting to 200 lux and includes an innovative retractable netting system installed by Leading Edge Netting which enables the full field to be reconfigured into a range of self contained netting zones to incorporate 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 8-a-aside match pitches.

These features combined with excellent drainage and site preparation ensure a perfect surface in all weather conditions.

Footwear and Equipment

As a synthetic Football Pitch not equipment can be used that can potentially damage the surface.

This means that flexi poles, post anchors etc., using spikes that are usually used on grass surfaces, are not suitable for use on the synthetic surface and are strictly prohibited.

However a range of specialist equipment is available for use on request.

In terms of footwear the use of normal football boots is encouraged however metal studded boots are also strictly prohibited.

Conditions of Entry

The Southern Cross Football Centre is a family Friendly venue.

Our Conditions of entry (link) seek to ensure all the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our regional facility for all patrons.

Southern Cross Football Centre supports the Football Federation Australia Spectator Code of Behaviour and reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to any person(s) who are deemed in a way contrary to that code.