Brisbane’s Gaba Stadium proposes as a hub for the 2032 Olympics

Queensland’s Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek believes that the entire city of Brisbane will be the venue for the Olympics, and that if the 2032 Olympics are held, hundreds of thousands of people will be able to enjoy the atmosphere outside the stadium.

The Prime Minister’s comments came when she announced Gaba as the main stadium for the Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Brisbane as a preferred candidate in February.

Formerly known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground, the 126-year-old Gaba Stadium is used for 40 weeks a year for summer and winter sports and international competition.

“Every game requires a home,” said Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek. “Gabber has been the home of our sport since 1895.

“The home of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games may be its greatest glory.”

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Concept art from inside the Gabber Stadium. (Queensland Government)

The stadium is located in the heart of CBD, just 2km south, and is already connected to the South East Queensland (SEQ) busway network, dedicated bus roads, tunnels and dedicated highway lane networks.

According to the Queensland Government, being close to CBD also gives Queensland some advantages that other game hosts don’t have.

As a result, Parashek said the entire city would be a game venue where hundreds of thousands of people could share the mood, whether looking at the big screen along the Brisbane River or crossing the new Queens Wharf Bridge.

“You can see the river lined with people watching the big screen. Everyone participates in the fun and excitement of the game,” Parasheck said.

“There is a South Bank leading to the West End. This is a new bridge under construction for the development of the new Queens Wharf, which connects to Rome Street via the Krillpa Bridge.”

“There are urban cats that offer more transportation,” she said. “This is all the infrastructure we already have.”

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A pedestrian plaza proposed at the Gaba Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. (Queensland Government)

The new Albert Street Station means that thousands of people can travel from the city to the stadium in three minutes, making the game easier for people with disabilities and the elderly.

The Queensland Government has allocated $ 1 billion for upgrades, including a new pedestrian square connecting the stadium with the Cross River Rail currently under construction.

The premiere said the plaza could become a game hub and even host concerts and medal presentations.

With this proposal, the stadium will have a capacity of 50,000 and the premiere hopes that the Olympic Games will be the new chapter of Gabber’s next 100 years.

She called on all levels of government to support the bid.

Populous, the designer of Brisbane Stadium, provided a concept design for Gabber’s upgrade with its director, Chris Patterson, as Gabber meets the three rules of good development: place, place and place. ..

“Brisbane already boasts the world’s best rectangular stadium at Suncorp Stadium,” Patterson said. “This is an opportunity to complement it at the best roundfield stadium in the heart of the city.”

Palaszczuk previously stated that the game will use the existing sports infrastructure built for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gaba will join the Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast as hosting venues for the Olympic Games.

The prime minister also said it would create a boom in the local economy and create about 130,000 jobs.

The final decision on Brisbane to host the Olympics is based on in-depth discussions with the Olympic chief and a major commitment from the federal government to give preliminary approval.

“This is still subject to guarantees that need to be received from the federal government,” Parasheck said on Monday.

However, the Prime Minister said she would work with Scott Morrison in the coming weeks to sort out more details.

“We are basically working for years and months in a very short time frame to meet the deadline set by the IOC,” she said.