Renderings revealed of Mac Point Stadium



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Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium Tasmania Image: Cox Architecture

Initial design concepts for the Mac Point Australian Football League (AFL) stadium to be built in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia have been released.

Mac Point said the design of the multipurpose stadium has been inspired by the history of the site, a connection to place, and the opportunities the development will provide for Tasmania, both in bringing the stadium to life and when the doors are opened.

The Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium is a significant infrastructure development project that will be a key part of the urban renewal of Mac Point.

Mac Point will be home to an iconic stadium for Tasmania and a destination for locals and visitors.

Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium TasmaniaImage: Cox Architecture

The 23,000-capacity, roofed venue is scheduled to begin construction in 2025 and open in 2029 as the home ground of Tasmania Football Club.

Tasmania Football Club, nicknamed the ‘Devils’, is a professional Australian Rules football club set to compete in the AFL from the 2028 season and the AFL Women’s league from an unspecified date. The club will be based in Tasmania with matches to be played across the State.

When it starts play in 2028, Tasmania Football Club will play its home games at the existing 20,000-capacity Bellerive Oval in Hobart and at the 21,000-capacity York Park in Launceston, Tasmania, while the Macquarie Point Stadium is built.

Macquarie Point Development Corporation (MPDC) will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of the multipurpose stadium.

MPDC is a statutory authority and state agency, charged with planning, facilitating and managing the remediation and development of Mac Point in Hobart.

Mac Point will be a mixed-use precinct that is accessible to all people, offers vibrant experiences and destinations and contributes to the delivery of the 30-Year Greater Hobart Plan

Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium TasmaniaImage: Cox Architecture

COX, a leading Australian architectural firm, was appointed in May this year as the Lead Design Consultant to design the Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium.

The team includes local Tasmanian architectural firm Cumulus Studio, and specialist engineers and technicians, including AECOM, local experts Cova, Aldanmark, and Pitt & Sherry, as well as international partner Schlaich Bergermann Partners (SBP), who brings experience in world-leading designs such as SoFI Stadium in California.
 

The stadium includes:

  • A 1,500-person function room with views to kunanyi/ Mount Wellington.
  • A design informed by modelling cricket ball trajectory data to ensure it is ready to host the best quality cricket games.
  • A stage pocket in the northern stand to support concerts and events, which will minimise impact on the field and reduce costs for event operators.
  • Easy to follow and accessible design features – including a single continuous concourse that services the whole stadium, which means fans can enter any gate and easily find their seat.
  • A seating bowl design that will bring crowds closer to the action.
  • Separated back of house and catering facilities with a below ground service road to separate vehicles and stadium visitors and users.
  • A carefully designed cutting-edge design including a timber and steel framed fixed ETFE transparent roof, which will see Tasmania leading the world in structured timber roofing solutions.

 
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