When completed in April next year, the $20 million new car park will boast 776 spots.
In the interim, visitors are encouraged to use the Northcott Car Park or take advantage of the club’s Priority Transport buses or shuttle bus.
Club CEO Bevan Paul said the new car park was the “first and most critical” part of the club’s three step $100M redevelopment that will also include a fitness and aquatic centre and 200-room hotel.
He said the need for improved car parking had long been a concern for patrons, with demand far exceeding supply on match days.
“If you have a 20,000 seat stadium and the car park holds only 400 cars, that’s a lot of people walking or having to catch public transport,” Mr Paul said.
“It’s pretty exciting because it’s taken a long time to get here. I was reminded by someone recently that there was talk of building this car park back in the 80s.”
Mr Paul acknowledged construction would result in some disruption to members but added: “Members tend to respond positively because they can see their money being reinvested. It’s a tangible indicator of improvement.”
The club unveiled its grand redevelopment plan in 2015, saying it would provide flow-on tourism benefits to the entire region.
“We will have a pretty fantastic entertainment complex,” Mr Paul said.
The car park plan was approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel last year.