National Cricket Campus refurbishments completed
The $19 million National Cricket Campus has been completed, with major refurbishments at Allan Border Field providing the finishing touches to a world-class cricket centre that puts Queensland on the front foot for attracting international teams to train and play.
60 jobs were supported during the three-stage construction process, along with 300 jobs across the life of the project which will see more training camps, national performance programs and visitors to Brisbane.
With a big summer of cricket ahead with the ICC Men’sT20 World Cup 2022 starting in October 2022, the completion of the Stage C refurbishments at Allan Border Field is perfect timing.
Works undertaken include:
- Redevelopment and extension of the field by 13 metres on the eastern side to bring it into line with ICC requirements for international cricket.
- The centre wicket block has been expanded to include four more turf pitches for a total of 11 turf pitches.
- A new electronic scoreboard, lighting, terrace seating, sports field drainage and irrigation, sight screens and white picket fences.
- Conduits installed to allow for stump cam and stump microphones.
- A permanent TV camera tower.
- New amenities building that has change rooms, offices and a lunch room.
- The neighbouring Ray Lindwall Oval also now has five new international training pitches including a subcontinent pitch and sports field lighting.
The National Cricket Campus project was funded by the Queensland Government ($7 million), Australian Government ($7 million), Cricket Australia ($2.25 million), Queensland Cricket ($1.8 million) and Brisbane City Council ($1 million).
The National Cricket Campus will be a home of women’s cricket in Australia and the nation’s premier venue for state, national and youth championships and attract the best coaches, administrators and sports scientists, working together to develop talent.