Is a $500 million, 27,000-seat brand new AFL stadium the future for Hobart’s Macquarie Point?
Based on the success of the Adelaide Oval, architect and brewery owner Don Gallagher has designed a stadium with hotel, convention centre, restaurants and cafes on the much-sought after area on Hobart’s waterfront.
Mr Gallagher told The Australian the stadium is designed to blend in with the surrounds rather than a traditional fortress.
“Traditional stadiums are like a walled fortress, whereas this concept is very flowing — it buries the buildings and creates a park,” he said.
“It’s landscape architecture more than built form. All vistas to the Cenotaph are kept.”
The venue could be used to host a proposed Tasmanian AFL team, as well as Big Bash and international cricket and other sports and concerts.
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