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The Gold Coast Stadium Redevelopment (formally known as Carrara Stadium) will provide the region with a home for the GCFC AFL team.
The venue is a multi-purpose sports Stadium complete with facilities needed to attract other sporting, entertainment and cultural events to the region, such as cricket and athletics.
The stadium is also apart of the Gold Coast's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Designed by Populous our stadium is currently being constructed by Queensland construction firm, Watpac.
Seating capacity: 25,000
Corporate seats: 2000
Completion date: 2011
Investment: $144 million
New Jobs created: 950
Field of Play: 171 x 144m
Construction to involve an estimated:
- 1,400 tonnes of structural steel
- 7,000 cubic metres of concrete
- 500 tonnes of reinforcement
- 5,600 metres of precast concrete seating plats
- 9,600 square metres of fabric roof
- 92,000 square metres of plaza works
- 600 m (10,000 square metres) of external roadworks
A large amount of materials from the old site is being recycled including:
- More than 2,680m³ of concrete
- 350 tonnes of scrap steel
- 250 kilograms of copper
- 13 tonnes of aluminium
- 5.65 tonnes of plastic
The new home of the new GOLD COAST SUNS:
The Gold Coast SUNS were unofficially born on 31st March 2009, when at the club’s inaugural player launch, AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou took to the stage and announced GC SUNS had been granted a provisional licence to compete in the AFL from 2011. The attendees were made up of representatives from the community, junior football clubs, local supporters and government organisations including Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke and Gold Coast City Councillors.
Gold Coast SUNS Chairman John Witheriff said the Gold Coast community had stood up and been counted when asked to support the GC17 bid launched last April.
"I believe the Gold Coast has been given an incredible opportunity and the successful licence bid was for all of us who know an AFL team can succeed on the Gold Coast," he said. "It was a time for celebration but now we continue the hard work required to build the heart and soul of a successful football club. This is another step in our journey to becoming the most exciting sporting club in Australia".
Catch the 'Gold Coast' train terminating at Robina, to Nerang Station + 1 x bus straight to the ground!
Extra bus services will be available for large events. Parking at the station, or venue is also available.
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