Suncorp recovery programme underway

Austadiums   |  Wednesday 19th January 2011
Suncorp recovery programme underway

The assessment of damage at Suncorp Stadium caused by last week's flood continues. At the peak of the floods, water was 1.1 metres deep in the middle of the field of play. It was 1.3 metres deep in the seating bowl and 1.4 metres deep in the dressing rooms area.

The areas damaged were the field of play, all spaces on Level 1 West comprising the dressing rooms, gameday operations room, medical rooms, officials rooms, ball-boys room, press conference and photographers rooms, police room, stadium control room, staff muster room, staff briefing room, uniform room, building distribution room, ancillary catering rooms, and event entertainers rooms. In addition, the Queensland Rugby League and the Former Origin Greats offices were affected.

In addition, a large quantity of essential equipment was destroyed or severely damaged, including the main Stadium switchboard, eight lifts, elements of the air-conditioning system, the entire fire control system, the in-house television network, the telephone system, the CCTV system and the ticketing control system.

The initial clean-up has been completed and work has now commenced on the massive recovery programme ahead.

The progress of these extensive works and the availability of essential equipment and trades will influence when the Stadium will be ready for events to be held. The next scheduled Brisbane Roar games against the Wellington Phoenix on 26 January and Melbourne Heart on 29 January will be played at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

As you can see, a lot of work needs to be done and there are no certainties other than that we will continue to work around the clock to restore the venue to its former glory as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, a temporary office has been established onsite (under generator power) to enable stadium staff to continue working and manage the recovery programme. For urgent enquiries, call 07 3331 5000 or email info@suncorpstadium.com.au

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