Rivercity Stadium

Rejected Proposal

The 1990s quest for a Brisbane super-stadium saw the Borbidge coalition government come up with a 65,000-seat venue to be built by the river at Hamilton.

The $170 million Rivercity Stadium, part of a wider $900 million Hamilton residential development, was set to be Brisbane's answer to Sydney's Olympic precinct, with tennis and basketball to also have bases at the 84-hectare site in a secondary arena featuring a retractable roof next to the main rectangular stadium.

The cost of building the stadium would have been offset by commercial developments in the precinct, however the proposal drew criticism for potential traffic and flight path issues with Brisbane Airport nearby.

The election of the Beattie Labor government in 1998 saw an end to the Hamilton proposal and the area has since been transformed into the Portside precinct, including a cruise ship terminal, restaurants, the Eat Street Markets and residential developments.

Location
Status
Rejected  
Capacity
65,000  
Seats
65,000 (100% of capacity)
Proposed Sports
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Football
Basketball
Tennis  
Proposed Tennants
 

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