Major Grandstand Official Opening touches down
  • Thursday 26 May 2011

What:              Sunshine Coast Grandstand Official Opening Event
When:             Friday 3 June from 4.30 to 8.30pm    
Where:            Stockland Park, 320 Nicklin Way, Bokarina, QLD, 4575
Cost:               FREE but arrive early as seats are limited to the first 1,000

What grand opening event could be so big that it will have all of the Coast talking about it next weekend?

The count down is on to the Sunshine Coast Grandstand Official Opening with the final touches being completed before the Coast community comes together for their first look at the major $10 million complex on Friday 3 June from 4.30 to 8.30pm.

And boasting a line-up of incredible musical entertainment, meet-the-player opportunities with Queensland and local football teams, great prizes and giveaways, activities a-plenty and a sausage sizzle for the kids, all access tours, and much more – all for free – this is an event not to be missed.

Chair of Quad Park Corporation Board, which operates Stockland Park, and Division 3 Councillor Keryn Jones said this was a significant milestone occasion for the entire Sunshine Coast region.

"What a great opportunity for the Sunshine Coast community to welcome their new grandstand in style and enjoy their first experience of this major state-of-the-art complex," she said.

"This grandstand is truly a regional facility and will firmly position the Sunshine Coast to host a wide variety of major sporting and entertainment events, so it is only fitting the official opening celebration kicks off with a taste of what is to come.

"There will be something for everyone, from enjoying the soul repertoire from internationally renowned singer Lisa Hunt and her band to getting an autograph and kicking a ball around with players from QLD Reds as well as our own State League regional teams, the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles, Stingrays and Fire.

"But don’t forget, by being one of the first 1,000 through the doors to sit in the grandstand, you will go in the draw to win some exciting prizes and giveaways, so arrive early for your free tickets available at the door on the day."

Other event highlights include:

  • Exclusive back of house tours of the grandstand facility
  • Mayor Bob Abbot will join Lisa Hunt and her band on stage to jam on his harmonica
  • Kids festival (face painting, jumping castle, free sausage sizzle, crazy hair, petting zoo)
  • Junior rugby league, rugby union, touch football and soccer games
  • Art and craft stalls for the kids
  • Prizes and giveaways including season passes and holiday packages*.

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government. The $10 million project budget comprises $5 million from Sunshine Coast Council and $5 million from the Australian Government’s Better Regions Program.

For further details about the event visit or phone Stockland Park on (07) 5437 7666, Fax (07) 5437 6274, 320 Nicklin Way Bokarina Q 4575, PO Box 201 Buddina Q 4575.