SPORT PRECINCT: Plans for 10,000+ stadium revealed
PLANS for a stadium that could host more than 10,000 people to host major A-league and NRL games at the Sport Precinct have been revealed in the project's controversial business plan.
The proposal bears similar resemblance to Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders' plan to build a 15,000 seat stadium in the Fraser Coast in 2016.
That plan earned tentative support from the National Rugby League that same year.
But the business plan for the Sport Precinct reveals the region could be able to host major events like A-League exhibition games, the Junior State Cup and Intrust Super games.
"A fully fenced and barriered stadium would allow ticketed events to be held such as A-League and NRL games and cultural events such as concerts and festivals," the documents read.
"It is considered that several high-profile events, identified by local sporting clubs during stakeholder consultation, would not be able to be hosted for this reason and therefore visitation numbers would be expected to be 59,000 lower than if a Stadium was available."
Council CEO Ken Diehm said the precinct could even host premium concerts that would attract the likes of Elton John, who he claims "recently bypassed us (the region) because of lack of facilities."