The upgrade of Kardinia Park Stadium will be newly assessed after Geelong was named as one of the major regional hubs to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The current redevelopment will boost the stadium’s capacity to more than 40,000 people, but the stadium will now be required to host T20 cricket matches as part of Victoria 2026.
In addition, Geelong will also host aquatics, para swimming, beach volleyball, gymnastics, hockey, table tennis, para table tennis, triathlon and para triathlon, with the venues for each sport to be determined as part of the Games’ final sport program.
A process to assess what further infrastructure upgrades will be required to host these events as part of the 2026 Commonwealth Games has now begun.
“We can’t wait for athletes and officials from around the world to call Geelong home for Victoria 2026,” said Member for Geelong Christine Couzens.
“The infrastructure which will be developed in time for the Victoria Games will provide a lasting impact to our local communities.”