The project will see the Gabba redeveloped to a standard that would allow it to become the main venue for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games, hosting Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Athletics events.
The redevelopment would increase seating capacity from 42,000 to 50,000. The site would be linked to the Woolloongabba Station precinct, being developed through the Cross River Rail project via a new pedestrian plaza. The Gabba would join other proposed Olympic venues in Cairns, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast.
The project is contingent on Brisbane's bid for the 2032 games being successful.
|Apr 2021||The Queensland Government announced the Gabba as the main venue for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics bid, ruling out a new stadium being built at Albion.|
|Jun 2021||The International Olympic Committee Executive Board made the decision to propose Brisbane as host for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games following a recommendation by the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad. A vote will be held at the 138th Session in Tokyo on 21 July.|