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State Basketball Centre a win for players, fans and jobs

More Victorian basketball players have their shot at sporting stardom with the new world-class State Basketball Centre now complete.

State Basketball Centre 2024

This blockbuster centre will roll out a jam-packed program of basketball games at all levels – from NBL and WNBL training and matches to grassroots local basketball competitions.

With 12 new indoor community courts for local competitions, there are now a total of 18 indoor courts at the centre for players and fans to enjoy.

The centre also features a dedicated high-performance training and administration facility for teams including NBL team South-East Melbourne Phoenix and the WNBL’s Southside Flyers.

These administration facilities will also be used by local sports organisations and clubs to ensure more grassroots clubs have the best facilities and infrastructure to support basketball’s growth in Victoria for generations to come.

Knox Regional Sports Park precinct has also been boosted by a new town square with food and beverage venues, while road upgrades will make it easier and more accessible for locals and visitors to access the park.

The new world-class State Basketball Centre was delivered with a $105 million investment from the Victorian Government. Knox City Council also provided an additional $27 million in funding for the $132 million project.

Development Victoria worked with builder ADCO Constructions to use locally manufactured steel on the build with more than 90% of total construction material coming from right here in Victoria.

More than 500 jobs were created during construction, with more than 100 ongoing jobs supporting the centre’s operations.

Works are underway to upgrade the existing original six basketball courts and surrounding admin and function spaces to further service the community and sport, due for completion by mid-2024.

Victoria is already Australia’s home of basketball, with participation numbers across the state equal to every other state combined. Since 2010, basketball participation in Victoria has grown by more than four per cent annually.

The State Basketball Centre will tomorrow host the clash between the South-East Melbourne Phoenix and the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL, with the Phoenix preparing for the match in the new high-performance areas.

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State Basketball Centre Redevelopment

Audio: Upbeat music playing.

Visions:

  1. Aerial panning view of the State Basketball Centre.
  2. View of inside the centre showing basketball courts.
  3. Close-up view of the basketball hoop and backboard.
  4. View of court 11 basketball hoop and electronic scoreboard.
  5. View looking up at the basketball hoop.
  6. Panning view of courts 14 and 15.
  7. Close-up view of the electronic scoreboard
  8. Long distance view of court 11 court.
  9. View of the seating between courts 10 and 11.
  10. View of entrance to the State Basketball Centre.
  11. View of inside the State Basketball Centre showing gardens and seating in the foyer.
  12. View of people mingling in front of screen showing basketball players.
  13. View of gymnastic equipment laid out inside the hall.
  14. View from the seating showing the gymnastic arena.
  15. View of table and seating looking over the gymnastics arena.
  16. View of outside the State Basketball Centre showing outside basketball hoop.
  17. Aerial view of the whole centre showing surrounding area and parking.
Page last updated: 08 Jul 2024
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