The redeveloped stadium was christened recently by SEABL male and female basketball heroes from the Bendigo Braves as they took on arch rivals the Sandringham Sabres in front of bumper crowd at the double header on Friday May 25th.
The main arena was abuzz with a giant state-of-the-art jumbotron over the centre of the court, giving all spectators highlights of the play.
The new expanded stadium has three international standard multi-purpose courts that convert into a 4,000 seat concert stadium.
That means it will now be able to host more major events, touring acts, national and international sports competitions.
And it’s not only the stars of Bendigo basketball that benefit, grassroots netball, volleyball and basketball now have more accessible facilities and 12 netball courts to host training, development programs and the big games.
The project was made possible by a $5 million Victorian Government Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant.
Project partners also included Bendigo Stadium Limited and the City of Greater Bendigo who made significant contributions to the $23.6 million project.
Importantly the Bendigo Braves, Bendigo Spirit as well as by local netball, volleyball, basketball and other sports now have a bigger and better venue to host the big games and crowds.