Ballymore Redevelopment takes shape ahead of Brisbane 2032


Ballymore has declared itself the new home of women’s sport ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics, with facilities for hockey, rugby union and football.

The stadium will host hockey in 2032, but will also be used for other sports in the lead up.

Today it was announced that Brisbane Roar A-League Women will play all home matches in A-League season 2023/24 at the redeveloped venue later this year.

The new ‘McLean Stand’ at the stadium would soon be completed as part of the first stage that, once completely redeveloped, will result in a “boutique” stadium with a capacity of up to 15,000, the Roar said in a statement.

“We’re excited for the redevelopment of Ballymore, with the first stage completed in the coming month,” Brisbane Roar FC Chairman Christopher Fong said.

“Once completed, Ballymore will transform our game, giving supporters a closer seat to the action in an environment that creates a dynamic atmosphere in a family-centric, cost-effective venue.

“We’re excited to bring our games back to Brisbane, where we will remain.” Queensland Rugby CEO David Hanham said Ballymore would be “the new home of women’s rectangular sport”.

“Our vision for Ballymore is for the iconic venue to be a multi-sport hub and Olympic precinct for the Brisbane 2032 Games as Brisbane’s Silicon Valley of Sport with the facility set to host a golden runway of major events in the next decade.”

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 Originally published by ABC NEWS