Gabba earmarked to be ‘home’ of 2032 Olympic Games

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The Gabba is set to become the centrepiece of the 2032 Olympic Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics, if Brisbane’s bid to be the host city is successful.

Ms Palaszczuk told ABC News Breakfast the Gabba would be “completely rebuilt and raised up and it’s going to be sensational”.

“We’ve had some of the best Olympic architects in the world Populous that have done this design and it is phenomenal,” she said.

The upgrade would include a new pedestrian plaza linking the stadium to Woolloongabba’s new Cross River Rail station, which is currently under construction.

Ms Palaszczuk said the plaza could transform the area into a games hub and could be used to host concerts and medal presentations.

The upgrade would include a new pedestrian plaza linking the stadium to Woolloongabba’s new Cross River Rail station, which is currently under construction.

Ms Palaszczuk said the plaza could transform the area into a games hub and could be used to host concerts and medal presentations.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the announcement was “very consistent with what the IOC has been saying, and also consistent with what we’ve been saying, which is use existing venues”.

He told ABC Radio Brisbane the Gabba had needed an upgrade for quite some time.

“The Olympics is the project that will bring that to light,” he said.

“Not many cities have a stadium so close to the CBD and so accessible with multiple forms of transport — there’s so many boxes that it ticks.”

Read the full ABC article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-20/gabba-stadium-brisbane-2032-olympics/100080058

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