New outdoor event space at Brisbane Showgrounds

Queensland’s largest indoor/outdoor events site will soon have even more venue spaces on offer, with Alexandria Park at the Brisbane Showgrounds on track to host external events from October 2019.

The park will feature two acres of additional green and event space, including an existing 1,300sqm undercover events pavilion known as Building 8.

The heritage-listed Building 8 is a focal point of the new park, with extensive refurbishment works currently underway to enhance its heritage elements.

The soft landscaping including trees, plants and grass began late last month, with the design preserving the century-old fig trees synonymous with the Showgrounds. The new park is part of the $2.9 billion Brisbane Showgrounds Regeneration Project.

“The park has facilities for a remote kitchen, so it’s a versatile event space that can cater for up to 5,000 people,” said Brisbane Showgrounds general manager of venue sales and marketing Jago Coyle.

“Alexandria Park is expected to be finished by mid-2019, first being used to house the canine competition at Queensland’s largest event – the Ekka – in August. We’re currently taking bookings for other events to hire the space from October.”