The Victorian Government is proud to have kicked in $75 million to the $89 million project, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, the AFL and the Geelong Football Club.
The GMHBA Stadium Stage 4 redevelopment at Kardinia Park further establishes the venue’s reputation as a major events hub attracting a range of national and international fixtures including AFL, T20 Big Bash, NRL, Super 15 Rugby, A-League, international soccer featuring big clubs like Atletico Madrid as well as concerts.
The ageing Brownlow and Jennings Stands have been replaced with a new grandstand, lifting the iconic stadium's capacity to 36,000.
The new stand features a large function room, media and broadcasting areas, football department facilities and a social club for patrons on match days.
The Stage 4 redevelopment also includes the 'Sunrise Centre', providing world-class rehabilitation services to anyone living with a disability or recovering from an injury or illness in the region.
The project created 90 jobs during construction and a further 320 have been employed since Stage 4 has been completed.
The Victorian Government provided Kardinia Park Stadium Trust with $3.9 million in the 2017-18 Budget to prepare a business case and undertake early design work for a new grandstand to replace the Ford Stand and Ablett Terrace.
The completion of Stage 5 would take the stadium capacity to approximately 40,000 and ensure Kardinia Park attracts the very best sport and entertainment events for the people of the Geelong region.