The Victorian Government is getting on with a $150 million upgrade to Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, appointing the design consultant team to lead the works.
Cox Architecture will partner with Ballarat firm Morton + Co Architects to lead the design of the project so that Eureka Stadium is ready to host the Athletics & Para Athletics.
The North Ballarat Football Club Development Project and Ballarat Grammar School Sports Centre are among Morton + Co Architects’ extensive portfolio of local projects.
They will work with key project partners from the concept design phase through to detailed design, creating local job opportunities and providing a boost to the region’s economy.
A new athletics track will be built at the site and the stadium will be expanded to hold an additional 5,000 permanent seats, with improved accessibility.
These upgrades will mean a bigger and better experience for spectators at Eureka Stadium in the years to come, ensuring Ballarat continues to attract major events.
For the Commonwealth Games, additional temporary seats will be installed as well as a competition standard track on the existing playing field.
Development Victoria is a key delivery partner for the sports infrastructure required to host events. It is estimated the Commonwealth Games will contribute more than $3 billion to Victoria’s economy, creating more than 7500 jobs before, during and after the Games.
Updated on 26 May 2023