A majority Labor Government commits to a boutique rectangular stadium in Hobart

first_imgA majority Labor Government commits to a boutique rectangular stadium in Hobart Tasmanian LaborA majority Labor Government will commit to build a boutique rectangular stadiumStadium to hold 10-15 thousand peopleLabor is working for Tasmanians to deliver better sporting outcomesA majority Labor Government will commit to build a boutique size rectangular stadium with a capacity capable of holding 10 to 15 thousand people in Hobart.Labor Leader Rebecca White said the stadium would be suitable to host professional football and rugby, along with helping attract other sporting and live music events to the state.“Tasmania needs a rectangle stadium,” Ms White said.“Our state missed out on hosting games in the 2023 Women’s World Cup due to our lack of a rectangular stadium and we can’t let this happen again.“The Tasmanian football community sees a rectangle stadium as critical for the development of the sport in the state and this is why a majority Labor Government will build one.”Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Sport David O’Byrne said Labor will establish a high-powered taskforce to ascertain an appropriate site, partners and funding to achieve this outcome, with the taskforce reporting back to the State Government by the end of 2021.“Football is the biggest sport in Tasmania in terms of participation and they deserve the infrastructure that reflects this,” Mr O’Byrne said.“This stadium will be based in Hobart and will be capable of hosting events across a number of sports, along with potential for hosting large capacity concerts and events.“Tasmania is the only state that does not have a purpose-built rectangle stadium to host football, league or union and that is simply unacceptable.“A rectangular stadium would bring Tasmania in line with all other states and help drive a greater involvement in the national sporting landscape.“Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver the sporting infrastructure they need to live happy, healthy and connected lives.”Rebecca White MPLabor LeaderDavid O’Byrne MPShadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Sport /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, football, Government, Hobart, infrastructure, league, Minister, Music, outcomes, purpose-built, sports, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, women, world, world cuplast_img read more