Tasmania’s Aussie rules UTAS Stadium set for major expansion


City of Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson said the AUD$65 million state government expansion to the University of Tasmania Stadium should allay fears that the Northern stadium would be overlooked if Tasmania gets its own AFL team.

“It’s really important that we see a mix of infrastructure being delivered for our community – infrastructure that delivers what we need to continue to grow and prosper, and one of those infrastructure projects we as a Council see as a priority is the redevelopment of the University of Tasmania Stadium,” Mayor Gibson said, adding the planning was well underway for the redevelopment of UTAS Stadium, which would in turn improve the amenity of the ground as well as boosting the seating capacity for the fans, which has always been a priority from the Council’s perspective.

“This announcement today will go a long way to reassuring everyone that there is a solid commitment from the State Government to UTAS Stadium, which will ultimately see the stadium’s seating capacity increase to 24,000. Mayor Gibson said the council will continue to work with the state government around finalising a Memorandum of Understanding regarding future content at the stadium.

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