Stadium thumbs up from State review

The Metropolis of Logan’s long run “Olympic” stadium has survived a state govt critique to look into the bang for buck of proposed Olympic venues.

The overview recommended the government continue with its strategy to establish the 7000-seat indoor stadium presently proposed for Logan Central.

The recommendation was approved but it stays unclear what the location will host, if everything at all.

“The Logan Indoor Sports Centre will assistance a single of the speediest increasing regions in South East Queensland,” the report found.

“It will aid to tackle the major present-day and projected shortfall in indoor courts and supply fantastic legacy advantages for the Logan neighborhood.

“The Logan Indoor Sports Centre… could be utilized as a teaching or level of competition location through the Online games.”

Previous mayor Darren Electricity was a strong advocate for the stadium, boasting it would give the metropolis its “deserved seat” at the 2032 game titles and “change the face” of Logan Central.

Mayor-elect Jon Raven backed Mr Power’s statements.

He mentioned he was “really excited” the federal government recognized the review’s advice.

“This is an indoor sports activities stadium that is sorely needed in Logan,” Cr Raven said.

“This is a facility we need irrelevant of the Olympics, and it would be a catalytic piece of sporting activities infrastructure that we want to make confident is multi-use.

“It won’t just be for sport, but for functions and conferences as effectively – we want to make positive we get the ideal profit of total community.”

Cr Raven mentioned the venue was normally supposed to be applied for training with the prospective to host an function.

“I’ll be pushing to get an function there, in particular a thing the persons of Logan would be fascinated in attending and watching,” he reported.

“We’d be happy with something, but I’ll be pushing for more than our truthful share of notice, specifically for the reason that it will be a model-new facility.

“It will be seriously properly linked to community transport and in the heart of the Logan Central masterplan precinct.”

Logan presently only has just one court docket per 28,000 residents, which the federal government states is “significantly considerably less than surrounding areas”.

A small business scenario for the stadium is at this time underway, including models, budgets and a achievable place for the venue at Logan Central.

Council hoped the stadium could be used as at the very least a teaching facility for athletes from a multitude of sorts, including basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and wheelchair basketball.

The venue would be the measurement of 9 basketball courts and building is predicted to start off in 2025 and complete by the end of 2027.