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‘The Gabba’ to be demolished and rebuilt ahead for 2032 Brisbane Olympics

‘The Gabba’ to be demolished and rebuilt ahead for 2032 Brisbane Olympics

The iconic Brisbane Cricket Ground is all set to be demolished and rebuilt as a part of a mega project ahead of the 2032 Olympics. The cricket stadium, popularly known as ‘The Gabba’ is being seen as a centrepiece venue for the scheduled Olympics. As per a report on Associated Press, the plan to rebuild […]

The iconic Brisbane Cricket Ground is all set to be demolished and rebuilt as a part of a mega project ahead of the 2032 Olympics. The cricket stadium, popularly known as ‘The Gabba’ is being seen as a centrepiece venue for the scheduled Olympics.

As per a report on Associated Press, the plan to rebuild the stadium was confirmed by Queensland state’s Deputy Premier Steven Miles on Friday. According to him, the proposed project costs around 2.7 billion Australian dollars. While the stadium will be rebuilt entirely, the surrounding precinct will also be developed and could be rebranded as the East Bank.

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“The project validation report assessed four possible options for the Gabba and identified that a demolition and rebuild provided the best possible outcome, the best value outcome for the city,” said Miles.

The Gabba has been the state’s cricket headquarters for more than a century and the demolition is set to start after the 2025 Ashes.

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According to reports, the proposed reconstruction of the stadium would increase the capacity of the stadium from the current 42,000 to 50,000. The government also added that for non-sporting events, the capacity can further go up to 80,000.

Under the plan, the Gabba will be linked to a concourse and a nearby Cross River Rail station which will be in operation prior to the stadium’s redevelopment.

Brisbane was selected as the 2032 Olympic host in July 2021 without a rival bid. With that, it will be the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

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