Future Stadium Proposal

Following the $1.34m Federal and State Government funding announcement made on November 17, 2022, BBI is confidently advancing its venue redevelopment plans to create a more resilient venue to reduce adverse impacts from any future weather events on Auchenflower Stadium.

Whilst these updates and planned works are great news for the home of BBI and the future proofing of the existing stadium; BBI remains steadfastly focused on addressing our current and expected future court shortfall and working with all tiers of government to secure additional basketball venues for inner city Brisbane.


A fit for purpose facility to address current court shortfall requirements whilst optimising potential for community outcomes.

  • 12+ court venue
  • Room for future expansion
  • Office space for BBI and other sporting organisations.
  • Opportunity for supplementary income i.e. allied health and corporate suites.
  • A capacity of 3,000 spectators (retractable seating), enabling the venue to host regional and national events.
  • A surface meeting the minimum standards for a range of sports, allowing for greater shared use.
  • Flexible courts space allowing for multiple activities to occur at the same time.


Since inception we've been a valued part of the Brisbane local community.

2022 - $1.34m Federal and State Government funding.

2022 - Brisbane Weather Event - widespread venue damage. Approximately 1m of water on courts.

2022 - BBI Develops a new resilient design for the Auchenflower stadium to mitigate the impact of future weather events.

2021 - The State Government wins the Hosting Rights of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held In Brisbane, QLD.

2021 - BBI commences engagement program with key stakeholders and all levels of Government regarding the Otium Report and “The Case for a Community Sports Centre“

2021 - BBI develops a document titled “The Case for a Community Sports Centre“

2021 - Otium Report - Updated. Based on the greater than the projected growth of basketball, BBI commissions Otium to update the 2017 report.

2017 - 2019 - BBI considers expansion on the current Dixon Street site. The expansion would see the four additional courts built within the zoned area for Sport and Recreation. Following further feasibility work and consultation with Brisbane City Council it was decided not to progress this option.

2017 - Otium Report commissioned.

2013 - Australian Nation Basketball Championships - due to venue constraints, this would be the last national event that the venue would host.

2011 - Two additional courts were constructed at Auchenflower Stadium.

2011 - Brisbane Floods - widespread venue damage. Approximately 2m of water on courts.

2011 - U14 Australian Basketball Championships

1998 - Through the initiative of Fred Van Dongen and Rob Rayner two additional courts were constructed at Auchenflower Stadium

1994 - Hosted World Masters Games, Basketball. Due to venue constraints, this would be the last international event the venue would host.

1984 - BABA becomes incorporated, changing its name to "Brisbane Basketball Incorporated".

1974 - Through the initiative of Ken Madsen, Harold Peacock, and Bob Rayner, the Vince Hickey Stadium, a two-court complex, now Auchenflower Stadium, was built to host its first Australian Championships.

1973 - Brisbane Floods - widespread venue damage. Approximately 3m of water on courts.

1957 - Brisbane Amateur Basketball Association was founded.


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