BQ News

May 30, 2024

Chandler Sports Precinct redevelopment marks significant BQ milestone

Chandler Sports Precinct redevelopment marks significant BQ milestone

Images released today offer a first glimpse of the exciting transformation awaiting Brisbane's Chandler Sports Precinct. The $257 million makeover, part of the Olympic Games legacy, is set to establish Queensland's most diverse multi-sports hub. The updated precinct is anticipated to draw even more visitors, adding to the 640,000 annual visits it currently enjoys.

A standout feature of the revamped precinct is the state-of-the-art Indoor Sports Centre. Queensland's Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Healy, highlighted the venue's significance.

"When it comes to the new Indoor Sports Centre, we know that during 2020-2022 period community basketball participation in our state increased a whopping 79 per cent, and we need to build facilities to support these healthy lifestyle choices."

The new facility marks a significant milestone for Basketball Queensland. The organisation has used the Chandler Sports Precinct extensively over the years, and the addition of the new Indoor Sports Centre promises to enhance this relationship.

The new Centre, featuring 10,000 spectator seats, will house two halls: one with ten multi-sport courts and a 2,400m² gymnastics facility. This versatile design ensures that basketball, among other sports, will benefit from top-notch facilities before, during, and after the Games.

BQ General Manager of Basketball, Todd Flahey, explains that the proposed Centre will provide a home for Queensland basketball and have the capacity to support its continued growth.

"As the home of Basketball in Queensland, the centre will enable the expanded delivery of statewide programs for girls and women, Indigenous programs, wheelchair basketball, pathway development, and our high-performance pathways for our players, coaches, and referees," said Flahey.

Flahey also emphasised the collaborative efforts behind this project.

"Basketball Queensland has been working closely with Stadiums Queensland and the Queensland Government for over five years to bring this to life. We are very thankful for their support and leadership."

The Chandler Sports Precinct's transformation is set to provide an unparalleled facility for basketball, including a dedicated space for wheelchair basketball. This development highlights its commitment to inclusivity and community engagement and ensures a bright future for basketball in Queensland, fostering growth and providing opportunities for players at all levels.

See the full Queensland Government press release or read the Brisbane Times article on the new development here.