USC Stadium Redevelopment

USC Stadium is set to welcome larger crowds than ever before, with USC and Sunshine Coast Lightning today announcing the start of work on a new-look sporting and community facility.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the redevelopment, expected to take six months, would increase the stadium’s seating capacity by 50 percent, expanding from 2,000 seats to approximately 3,000.

“The upgrade will see the eastern side of the stadium extended, improving accessibility and delivering a more positive experience for visitors,” Professor Hill said.

“In addition to the increased spectator seating, the extension will incorporate new athlete changerooms, a multi-purpose function room, dedicated seating for people with a disability as well as various new and improved operational facilities.

“A new sound system is also being installed, and the addition of new public bathrooms will minimise the need to hire temporary facilities for major events.”