GMHBA Stadium News

17 Aug 2020

Push to move forward final stage of Kardinia Park redevelopment

Coronavirus and the postponement of the T20 World Cup could bring forward the fifth and final stage of the GMHBA Stadium redevelopment.

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13 Dec 2018

Western Melbourne and South-West Sydney to join A-League

A new stadium will be built in Melbourne’s west and Campbelltown Stadium will be redeveloped following confirmation of two new teams entering the A-League over the next two seasons.

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18 May 2017

New Brownlow Stand unveiled

Simonds Stadium's new Charles Brownlow Stand has been officially unveiled ahead of its first game on Friday evening.

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8 Jan 2015

Kardinia Park Trust to oversee development

A new Trust headed by Steve Bracks will oversee the next phase of development at Simonds Stadium to commence following the 2015 AFL season.

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5 Jun 2013

Lights and action for Simonds Stadium

The new-look redeveloped Simonds Stadium hosted its first AFL game under lights last Saturday evening with Geelong defeating the Gold Coast Suns in front of over 30,000 fans.

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30 Dec 2011

Cats secure cash for stand upgrade

Demolition works will start early next year on Simonds Stadium's Doug Wade Stand after the Geelong Football Club received the green light to build its $49 million stand.

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4 Oct 2011

Simonds Stadium new name for Kardinia Park

Simonds, Victoria's most-awarded homebuilder and long-time sponsor of the Geelong Cats, is proud to announce that from 2012 the Cats' home ground will be known as Simonds Stadium.

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9 Sep 2011

Funding lights up Cats night-game hopes

Geelong is confident that the AFL will schedule at least one more game at Skilled Stadium each season after receiving federal government funding yesterday for lighting that will allow night football to be played at the venue from 2013.

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22 Jun 2011

Cats seek new home ground naming rights

Skilled Stadium in Geelong will have a new name in 2012, with the process of finding a new naming rights sponsor for the stadium underway.

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10 Apr 2011

Skilled Stadium $25m upgrade green light

Geelong's Skilled Stadium will be transformed into a community facility as well as the Cats' fortress, with the green light given to redevelop the Doug Wade Stand.

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5 Dec 2010

Skilled Stadium World Cup plans dashed

Australia's failed bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup has crushed Geelong's hopes of a massive revamp of Skilled Stadium.

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2 Mar 2010

Geelong World Cup stadium push

Skilled Stadium in Geelong could become a 44,000 all-seater ground under a radical plan to attract the soccer World Cup to Australia.

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13 Nov 2007

Geelong FC unveils bold AFL finals bid

Geelong president Frank Costa has outlined the club's plans to increase its home ground capacity to 35,000 and eventually push for a home final at Skilled Stadium.

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7 Jun 2006

$55m boost for venues

Victorian-based AFL clubs will soon boast modern and up-to-date facilities to match those of non-Victorian clubs, and they will be made available to community groups and the general public, as part of a $55 million funding project announced by the AFL and the Victorian government on Wednesday.

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7 Feb 2006

Geelong's mini MCG

GeelongFootball Club has unveiled plans to transform Skilled Stadium into a 36,000-capacity colosseum.

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21 Apr 2005

New Stand will Deliver

Skilled Stadium's redevelopment is expected to inject more than $190 million into the Geelong region over the next 10 years.

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7 Feb 2005

The roof, the whole roof, and nothing but the roof

The Geelong Cats' colosseum is a step closer to completion as workers prepare to lift huge roof sections in place on the $26-million eastern stand.

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14 Jan 2004

Kane Constructions to redevelop Skilled Stadium

The City of Greater Geelong has appointed Melbourne firm Kane Constructions to undertake the new Eastern Stand redevelopment at Skilled Stadium.

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