The WACA and West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate the potential development of shared training and administration facilities at the WACA Ground. The opportunity for the WAFC to co-locate at the WACA Ground was a key part of the WACA's Vision 2030 strategy released in September 2015.
The development may form part of a planned upgrade of the WACA Ground, providing members, fans, players and staff of both sports with significantly improved facilities.
The two leading sporting codes are excited to be jointly exploring the possibility of creating a shared home of football and cricket in Western Australia.
The discussions will focus on creating a true partnership between football and cricket at the WACA Ground and will cover key areas of interest to both codes such as security of tenure and occupancy; access throughout the year; shared services; preservation and promotion of the history of both sports; and the ability to host major sporting events of each code.
The discussions between the two sports will be facilitated by independent chair, Michael Smith, a leading Western Australian businessman who has an extensive knowledge of both sports.