Fairfield's first public synthetic football pitch to be open in July

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone on the synthetic football field.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone on the synthetic football field.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the Fairfield Showground would be an ideal venue for regional, state and national championships.

The Champion were invited for a tour of the Showground recently for the installation of FFA-approved LigaTurf on Fairfield's first public synthetic field.

The all-weather pitch, which measures 64 metres by 106 metres, will sit alongside the international size football field and is scheduled to be completed by July.

"Together, combined with the AFL/Cricket oval we can use it for large sporting events and perhaps have some regional finals or bring some very large games," Mr Carbone said.

"And with the high-class lighting, they can play well into the night.

"We want to provide a high-class venue and a place where kids can aspire to play on."

The synthetic pitch can be separated into eight fields and will be able to be leased by community and sporting groups.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said Fairfield's version of Centennial Park will have "something for everyone."

This includes a $4.5 million international standard lizard-shaped amenities block, with restrooms, change rooms and kiosk.The facility will include an open-sided stage with roof for concerts.

Epicentre: The international size football field is part of the stage one upgrade of the Fairfield Showground which includes the installation of high standard lighting for all playing fields. Pictures: Chris Lane

Epicentre: The international size football field is part of the stage one upgrade of the Fairfield Showground which includes the installation of high standard lighting for all playing fields. Pictures: Chris Lane

The next phase of the Showground transformation into a Regional Multicultural and Sporting Centre of Excellence will include work starting on a new grandstand, renovations of the old grandstand and walking tracks/playgrounds around the venue.

"We want the Fairfield Showground to be about people and we want there to be something for everyone," Mr Carbone said.