Plan To Demolish, Rebuild Gabba For 2032 Olympic Games
There are reports that the stadium's capacity could be increased from the current 42,000 to 50,000, but the huge rebuilding cost could become a sore point with the people of the country.
"We looked at a number of options about whether we could remodel. We are actually going to lift this stadium," said Palaszczuk. Brisbane Lord, Mayor Adrian Schrinner, also hailed the plans.
"Council's investment in the Brisbane Metro will help move tens of thousands of people to the doorstep of this venue, with capacity for high-frequency, 24/7 trips," he said, adding, "The Gabba is the right choice for the 2032 Games and will also benefit countless major events over the decades to come."
During the Indian cricket team's last tour of Australia, "Fortress Gabba" was breached when the visitors defeated Australia in the fourth and final Test to break their unbeaten run since 1988.