Sunshine Coast Regional Stadium due to be unveiled in June 2011
Construction is well underway on the Sunshine Coast Regional Stadium, the long delayed $10 million development of the Stockland Park sporting ground.
After years of trials and tribulations, the proposal has finally received the go-ahead. Major construction of the grandstand commenced earlier this week, and all accounts suggest that the project is on target for its proposed completion in June 2011, despite setbacks caused by weather.
The SCRS will boast 1000 undercover seats, with room for extension in the future. Facilities will include state league standard changing and medical rooms, as well as coaching rooms, a media box, permanent bar and canteen facilities and general amenities.
With home games split between Stockland Park, Milieu Place and One Mile Ovals in Gympie this past season, Fire fans can look forward to consistent fixtures at the Sunshine Coast Regional Stadium in the latter part of the 2011 season.
The Stockland Park ground will still be usable in the meantime with temporary facilities, although the Fire will likely play early season home games at the Western Fields in Milieu Place while the SCRS is still under construction.
With an expanded 10 team competition expected next year, these new facilities will make the Sunshine Coast Fire better equipped than ever to take out the 2011 title, and will hopefully attract new fans to the club’s home fixtures.