Public say on new Eagle Stadium ‘naming rights’

Eagle Stadium

Wyndham residents will get the chance to have their say on naming spaces within Werribee’s Eagle Stadium.

At its meeting on Monday night, Wyndham council endorsed the terms of reference for a working group to identify appropriate names for spaces in the redeveloped sports centre.

Names must “reflect the contribution of users, the local community and history of the facility”.

The working group will be headed by an independent chair selected by the council and will include four Eagle Stadium user group representatives, two community representatives and one council officer.

According to a council report, the council will consult with Eagle Stadium user groups, seek names and ideas from the community and develop a shortlist to be voted on at a council meeting.

The move comes after months of public backlash over the naming process behind Eagle Stadium, with many sport groups saying they were not consulted about the controversial new name.

As reported by Star Weekly, a confidential report revealed Eagle Stadium was not among top names chosen by residents for the redeveloped Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre.

Cr Gautam Gupta admitted there were “some issues with naming the stadium”. “We will get it right this time,” he said.