Adelaide and Brisbane may see new inner-city indoor Arenas capable of hosting sports and entertainment events in the not too distant future, although both projects are in the early stages.
It’s believed the Adelaide project also includes a new facility for rectangular field sports including Soccer and Rugby League, replacing Hindmarsh Stadium, which is located next to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
A site south of the River Torrens, west of the Morphett St bridge and north of the railyards is being examined as part of a business case being prepared for the ambitious arena.
It is believed this would involve constructing the new facility over an existing carpark and extending over the railyards — similar to what’s planned for Brisbane’s new arena.
A business case has been commissioned by the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, which operates the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh Stadium and Adelaide Convention Centre.
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Queensland’s vision of a new state-of-the-art entertainment precinct built as part of Cross River Rail – ‘Brisbane Live’ – is a step closer with the Palaszczuk Government committing $5 million to develop a business case.
Brisbane Live is a proposal for a 17,000-seat world class entertainment arena, similar to the LA Live complex, which would become Queensland’s premier entertainment venue hosting international live entertainment and world class sporting events.
The proposed development would be built over Roma St railyards, including a 17,000-seat concert and sports venue, plazas and an entertainment, dining, retail and commercial zone.
The new facility would replace the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall which opened in February 1986 and has welcomed over 20 million visitors. AEG Ogden has partnered with the Government to build the business case.