- Thursday 27 January 2011
Come rain, hail or shine, the Sunshine Coast’s premier sports facility will have a new grandstand in June.
Construction of Stockland Park’s $10million grandstand remains on track despite weeks of inclement weather.
Division 3 Councillor Keryn Jones said the much anticipated project had withstood any significant setbacks from recent months of heavy rain.
"Concreting for the 700 square metre mezzanine floor space was poured this week, while 25 percent of the seating phelts have been poured and another 25 percent will be poured by the end of this week," she said.
"The remaining seat phelts and concourse level will be poured by early February and the main roof structure is on schedule to be in place by the end of February or the beginning of March."
Cr Jones said completion of the 1070 seat grandstand would kickstart a number of positives for the Sunshine Coast.
"This wonderful grandstand will put our region on the map as a host venue for major sporting events," she said.
"Stockland Park is a multi-purpose ground that can cater for a number of sports, including the Rugby codes, AFL and soccer and with permanent world class infrastructure soon to be complete, the facility will be an attractive one for national and international teams and events and it will also be a great outdoor venue for music and other entertainment events.
"With more than 1000 undercover seats, the grandstand will also allow local tenants like the Sea Eagles, Stingrays and Fire to cater far better for weekend spectators."
The new grandstand is joint funded by Sunshine Coast Council and the Federal Government and includes state of the art changerooms, media and medical rooms, commercial catering facilities and is an environmentally sustainable design.