Stadium Updates

Auchenfower Reinstatement | Builder Announcement

Brisbane Basketball has formally appointed iQ Construct as the builder for the reinstatement of Auchenflower Stadium. iQC is a commercial Construction company who specialise in Hospitality and Leisure projects. iQ Construct is owned and operated by Ian Morrison who has coached Brisbane Capitals in most age groups including NBL1 and QSL youth. GM Hamish Cain said, “We are very excited to have Ian and the team from iQC on the build. At every stage of the project, we have aimed to bring in reputable companies who have experience with community sports and state government-funded projects, iQC ticks all of these boxes.” iQC have wasted no time in establishing the demolition plan and the schedule of works in a way that will enable BBI to continue to deliver games out of Auchenflower Stadium with minimal disruption.

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Stadium Update | Pre-Construction works

We are really excited to have kicked off our pre-construction works. This won’t have a major impact on access to the courts over the next 1-2 weeks. As you move around the stadium, you will see lots of pink spray paint on the walls; this is marking out areas for further investigation or demolition.

Once we have completed the investigation process, we will have a better understanding of the timing of future work. Once we know this, we will be able to communicate more information to the Clubs and Members.

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From Monday, the 15th of April, Auchenflower Stadium has been closed for all activities except approved court hire, competitions, and programming. BBI staff continue to be onsite from the 15th -24th as we will be packing down the stadium. All staff will be contactable via phone and email.

From Friday, the 26th of April, the BBI office will be relocated to Sports House - Milton. Whilst the physical office will change, phone numbers, emails, and PO box will remain the same. Our physical address will be: Brisbane Basketball inc, Office 1.07 - 150 Caxton Street, Milton QLD 4064.

IMPACT ON COMPETITIONS

It is important to note that we will have access to Auchenflower Stadium 4 courts for most of the reinstatement project. Court access will be similar to access during COVID-19, where we will utilise entry and exit points at each court due to the required work. Based on feedback from clubs and teams, when we lose some court access, we will implement bye rounds rather than move additional games offsite.

INITIAL IMPACT

From Monday the 15th , players' entry and exit from the stadium will not change. The front exit will be open, and players can move freely throughout the venue.

FUTURE IMPACT

At a future date yet to be determined, there will be a significant change in how players enter and exit the venue. Entry and exit will be via the doors that open directly to the courts. Venue maps will be made available and circulated to highlight the entry points on each court. There will be no internal access between the courts.

CREATING A RESILIENT FUTURE FOR AUCHENFLOWER STADIUM

This project was initiated in response to the 2022 floods which saw the site inundated by flood waters for the third time in our history.

The focus of this project is to implement a resilient design and reconfigure the site to enhance its functionality as one of the top sports community facilities in Brisbane.

Key elements of the works include the following:

  • Relocation of the BBI offices to the ground floor adjacent the foyer to better service patrons and players
  • Reduction of the existing tiered seating and creation of a mezzanine to improve viewing to Courts 1 and 2
  • Construction of a new canteen upstairs above the previous flood levels
  • Creation of a small café adjacent the new reception location
  • Installation of new meeting rooms and function spaces
  • Implementation of resilient finishes on the ground floor
  • Relocation of the tenancy spaces onsite, and
  • Alterations to site access and other areas to accommodate the changes and allow visitors to better navigate the site

The construction works are currently out to tender with a Contractor hopefully engaged to commence works in the New Year.

The Vision

We’ve put players and supporters centre-stage in the new design, with the most noticeable change being a new mezzanine gallery space and meeting rooms that overlook all the action on the main court.

A new canteen serving the mezzanine gallery and a café at the entry will provide ample refreshments opportunities and great spaces for the basketball community to connect before and after their games.

With all of these upgrades we’ve made sure that the design and specifications will be more resilient into the future, and we look forward to players and supporters enjoying the revitalised buzz and energy of this stadium for many years to come.

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