The Arena sports lounge, including the 9m LED screen. Image: supplied.

Central Coast Leagues Club has completed the first stage in its $450m masterplan, transforming the club into a vibrant food and beverage precinct for the Central Coast of New South Wales. The newly revitalised Club includes several new F&B offers, including Wildwood Dining, a family-style restaurant; Seed + Vine, a cafe and wine bar; and The Arena, a sports bar featuring a 9-metre screen.

To mark the club’s transformation In the lead-up to Its 70th anniversary next year, Central Coast Leagues Club has also refreshed its logo and branding throughout the venue. The new brand identity reflects the Club’s core values and aspirations, blending modernity with its rich heritage. It pays homage to the trust and support bestowed upon the institution by its patrons, making it a symbol of the club’s commitment to excellence.

“Our new brand identity echoes our pursuit of excellence, loyalty to our patrons, and determination to lead our sector. With this invigorating rebrand, we are poised to elevate the Club to unprecedented heights,” stated Edward Camilleri, CEO of Central Coast Leagues Club.

New spaces

Wildwood Dining is a communal with the open-air theatrical kitchen at its heart. The space is designed to make both adults and children feel at ease. There’s a specialised kids menu, and a focus on local produce for the main menu. A play area will also keep the kids entertained so that parents can enjoy their meal.

Seed + Vine has been designed to transition from a relaxed café in the mornings to an elegant wine bar at night, with a diverse food offering throughout the day. In the morning, Seed + Vine welcomes guests with breakfast options, coffee and gelato. The café also offers protein shakes and light meals. As evening descends, Seed + Vine evolves transition into a wine bar, with a carefully curated wine selection. Accompanying the wines are small bites, from appetisers to desserts.

Arena Sports Lounge aims to create the ultimate game-day experience. A 9-metre LED screen and state-of-the-art audio technology, delivers all the live sports action. The newly constructed central bar takes centre stage, boasting 80 taps. The menu is inspired by American bar culture. A DJ will also play in Arena every Friday and Saturday night for added entertainment.

The transformation of the ground floor of the club was designed by Altis Architecture, with project management by Colliers International and build by Sydney-based commercial construction company Belmadar. It’s the first stage in a long-term masterplan for the club, valued at $450m.

“Our ultimate vision is to create a fully integrated lifestyle and entertainment precinct that the whole community can enjoy. But, in reality, the journey has just begun, and this refurbishment is the first stage of that plan,” stated Camilleri.

To delve further into the Stage 1 transformation of Central Coast Leagues Club, keep an eye out for the Summer issue of Club Management, out next month. In it, Edward Camilleri will walk us through all of the works so far, and what’s next.

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