BLUNDSTONE ARENA
HOBART

A 5000 seat contemporary grandstand addition to the existing Blundstone Arena

PROJECT BUDGET

$30M

ARCHITECT

Suters/Artas

CLIENT/DEVELOPER

Cricket Tasmania

YEAR

2014

PROJECT BRIEF

Structural and civil engineering services: Engagement was directly with the Project Manager – Stanton Management Group

 

The new Western Grandstand was constructed to upgrade the Blundstone Arena capacity to 20,000 in time for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.  The stand contains seating for 5,000 people as well as player, catering, media and coach facilities.

CHALLENGES

To enhance viewing and provide the required open spaces, the project called for a precast concrete pre-fabricated building with in-situ concrete floor slabs and a steel framed, column free, 23 metre cantilevered roof canopy. Incorporated into the stand are a 20 metre clear span indoor sports hall located under the grandstand, and a 500 seat open column free function room.

RESULT

A world class International Cricket Venue with indoor practice facilities, food and beverage outlets, function room, corporate entertainment, coach and media boxes and a clear unobstructed seating area. The venue has successfully hosted International Series cricket and AFL matches.

 

Photos Gandy and Roberts