Stage 3 of the $80 million redevelopment of Telstra Stadium has been completed.
Stage two of the project includes a new roofs to be constructed over the two ends which were previously occupied by the large stand which were removed in early 2002. The new roof design will provide cover for a large area at the northern and southern ends of the Stadium and, most importantly, significantly reduce potential turf growing problems.
Stage one of the Telstra Stadium post-Olympics redevelopment was completed in March 2002, and the new-look stadium played host to it's first event on the 31st of March with a National Rugby League double-header. The two grandstands at either end of the stadium were removed, and the lower level of seating has been remodelled into an oval shape to allow Australian Football to be played at the venue. Also, two sections of seating on either side of the field have been converted into retractable seating so they can be moved in so fans can be closer to the field for events such as Rugby and Soccer. Stadium Australia now has a capacity of around 80,000.
Development Photos of Stage 1