Albion Park Raceway to transform into a new inner-city sports precinct complete with indoor stadium

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today unveiled plans for the “Breakfast Creek Sports Precinct” that would be built as part of the infrastructure needed for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2032. Under the proposal, the old Albion Park Raceway will be moved and the precinct around it will undergo a revolutionary transformation, with plans for a new indoor sports stadium, multiple playing fields and a centred community space. A series of multi-use sporting fields and a baseball field would also be located there.

A new indoor sports centre would then be built at Brothers’ current fields on Crosby Road that would host Olympic and Paralympic basketball – and then be home to a variety of community sports after 2032, including netball, volleyball and badminton.

Cr Schrinner said he wanted to ensure the once in a lifetime opportunity of hosting the Games would be seized to transform the “unique” 29ha inner-city site. “This plan can be part of that legacy by transforming an under-utilised and tired area of our city into a thriving precinct that would stage local, national and international sports events all year round,” he said.

A “green spine” walkway that could host community events would run through the centre of the precinct, connecting Crosby Road to Breakfast Creek. “This is a really exciting proposal and we’ve already been working closely with the Queensland Government, Brothers Rugby and Queensland Cricket on these plans,” Cr Schrinner said.

“I’m confident that this could be a sports and recreation precinct we can all be proud of, one that incorporates dedicated accessible facilities at the outset while offering expanded facilities for sports that are aiming to grow their participation among women.”

Council’s economic development and Games committee chair Krista Adams said the precinct plan included an innovative water harvesting and reclamation system to help maintain the fields too.

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