Blundstone Arena

Completion year 2015

Key People

Ben van Niekerk

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

Grant Holman

Melbourne Office Manager, Principal

Angus Grant

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Olivier Gaussen

Acoustics Section Manager, Principal

John Lucchetti

Hydraulic and Fire Protection Section Manager, Principal

Cormac Kelly

Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

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Hobart’s Blundstone Arena in Bellerive has a long standing tradition of hosting international cricket over the years. More recently, AFL football fixtures have also added to the range of sport being hosted at the venue. With the increased demand for quality seating, together with the much anticipated ICC World Cup on the horizon, Cricket Tasmania have embarked on creating a new 5000 seat boutique grandstand on the western side of the ground.

The new venue is to house state of the art facilities including a warm-up area complete with public viewing areas, flexible change room facilities and corporate hospitality provisions. In addition to the game day facilities the new stand will also house Cricket Tasmania’s new headquarters.

With a strong underlying sustainable approach and utilising full 3 dimensional documentation, the new stand is state of the art in more ways than one. WGE designed the upgraded CCTV and public address systems, with particular consideration for the stadium acoustics. WGE also provided the fire engineering for the project designing cutting edge evacuation modelling throughout the new and existing stands.

Blundstone Arena also enhances WGE’s capability and experience in sporting arenas, adding to the recently completed nib Stadium development in Perth.

With construction starting on site, look out for progress on the new stand during televised AFL and cricket fixtures at the venue!

See this project in other media: Blundstone Arena News