Gabba to be demolished in 2025 with new details unveiled for ‘East Bank’ precinct


The Gabba is set to be demolished in 2025 and a new stadium built ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles has asked the community what they think of “East Bank” as the new name for the broader Woolloongabba urban renewal precinct.

“The Gabba’s 128-year history makes it iconic for Queensland, this redevelopment will ensure a lasting legacy to be enjoyed for another 128 years and beyond,” he said.

“This isn’t just about a stadium upgrade. This is about anchoring an urban renewal project that will see Woolloongabba transformed like South Bank was transformed for Expo 88.”

The new Gabba stadium will provide a 360-degree fan experience and cater for between 50,000 fans depending on the sport and more than 70,000 pax for concerts.

A range of new premium products including dining options, members spaces, and food and beverage outlets are also in the plans.

“We’re going for the best bang-for-buck and giving Queenslanders a new, modern stadium with all the finishes, because it is the best value for money, and it will deliver much more than a stadium,” saids Miles.

“Having a modern, safe, accessible, and globally recognisable stadium will help draw more national and international events, and we know one concert can produce up to $5 million in visitor spending in our economy.”

Demolition will begun in 2025, with the new stadium to be ready for use in 2030.