The historic gabba would be completely redesigned at a cost of more than $ 1 billion to become a beacon for Brisbane as part of a new plan for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will reveal more of the state’s vision for the Games today. The Gabba is slated to be converted as the event’s main stadium for athletics and the opening and closing ceremonies if the offering is successful, and its capacity of 42,000 seats to accommodate 50,000 people.

A square is to be built between the new Cross River Rail station and The Gabba, which can be used independently as a concert space and place for medal presentations after events.

And the nearby park landscape is commanded for warm-up systems for athletes with golf buggies or similar vehicles, with which the participants are brought to the stadium via a VIP corridor.

The plan is believed to cost more than $ 1 billion, but the final cost has not been determined as the design is not yet finalized.

Ms. Palaszczuk said it was appropriate that the historic stadium be a focal point for Brisbane’s bid to host the Games.

“The gabba has been the home of our sport since 1895. A home for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 could be its culmination.”

The plan replaces previous considerations about the possibility of building a new stadium in Albion, with The Gabba being far more central to visitors to the Games and a more central connection between the city, Suncorp Stadium and other spectator centers via sidewalks and public transport.

That way, the games could be celebrated across the city, and visitors could or may not enjoy events at the stadium.

“I can see the river lined with people watching the big screens everyone taking part in the fun and excitement of the games,” said Ms. Palaszczuk.

“There is a South Bank that leads to the West End, which is connected to Roma Street by Kurilpa Bridge. A new bridge is under construction for the new Queen’s Wharf development. There are City Cats that have even more Provide transportation.

Game organizers are looking for transformative legacy projects for bid cities that will be used long into the future according to their “New Norm” rules, and not for white elephant projects that will not be used adequately after the games.

They also want the host cities themselves to be the stars of the Games, rather than an interesting but costly and useless infrastructure.

Minister of Sport and Minister who supported the Prime Minister at the Olympic Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, described the Gabba as a “workhorse, not a white elephant”. “It is used an average of 40 weeks a year with major summer and winter sports including international sports,” he said.

Populous, the Brisbane stadium design firm, has come up with concept designs for the potential upgrade, and director Chris Paterson said this is an opportunity to add a world-class circular stadium to Brisbane’s rectangular Suncorp Stadium.

The Gabba would join Cairns, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast to host the Games, with 85 percent already built.

The announcement comes after Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates spoke to State Ministers yesterday at a Cabinet meeting in Brisbane where the Cabinet officially confirmed the government’s position in support of the 2032 Olympics. But Ms. Palaszczuk said approval is dependent on “guarantees” that must be made by the federal government.

“We’ll be talking about this at length in the coming weeks because we have very strict schedules that we have to stick to.

Ms. Palaszczuk spoke about what the games are on offer, saying it gives the Queenslanders hope for the future after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As you will appreciate, we are basically working years and months in a very short time to meet deadlines set by the IOC,” she said.

It is predicted that securing the Games would create more than 100,000 new jobs and a priceless international tourist presence, and set specific deadlines for governments to build the roads and rails to meet growing demand in the southeast.

Brisbane was named by the International Olympic Committee as the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Olympics in February and opened a “targeted dialogue” with the Queensland Bid Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee.

The offer officially submitted by Queensland in September 2019 could already be put to the vote at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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