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Lang Park to Host Opening and Closing Ceremonies of 2032 Olympics

March 18, 2024

The Queensland government rejected a review's suggestion on Monday to build a new arena in the city for A$3.4 billion ($2.23 billion), meaning the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2032 Olympics would take place at the current Lang Park stadium. 

The government commissioned the Quirk Review to investigate the feasibility of reconstructing the city's Gabba cricket facility to accommodate the Games' ceremonies and athletics. This project was part of a A$2.7 billion renovation of the Woolloongabba district.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, it released a study on Monday that included thirty proposals, one of which was to build a stadium with 55,000 seats in Victoria Park.

In Brisbane, Premier Steven Miles of Queensland told reporters, "I disagree with that recommendation."
"When Queenslanders are struggling with housing costs I cannot justify to them, spending A$3.4 billion on a new stadium."Although I acknowledge that I promised to follow the Quirk review's recommendations, I am unable to endorse the course of action they have chosen. Lang Park will serve as our Olympic stadium. We can elevate it to a level where we can have a wonderful opening and closing ceremony if we choose this option."

There are now 52,500 spectators at Lang Park, which is used for concerts and rugby matches.

Under the International Olympic Committee's more focused New Norm process, which aims to save host cities hundreds of millions of dollars and increase long-term sustainability, Brisbane was awarded the right to host the Olympics in 2021.

Approximately 80% of the 2032 Olympic sites are already set, thanks to the renovation of the major stadium and a federally financed The only two significant building projects scheduled are the A$2.5 billion arena to house the swimming.

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