New Redcliffe Dolphins rugby league stadium takes shape at Redcliffe
The countdown is on until Redcliffe Dolphins teams play under the shadow of the new grandstand for the first time, on May 22.
The yet-to-be-named 4000-seat stand is just the start of the Dolphin Stadium project and club president Bob Jones said if he had not seen it, he would not have believed the progress as it unfolded.
“It’s something I never thought would happen in my time,” he said.
Mr Jones said players, staff and fans were buzzing about the opening home game, and he thanked Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Federal Government for backing the project.
“I know they can’t wait to play here in the stadium. We’re talking about it, they’re excited about it and so are we and I’m sure lots of our supporters are as well,” he said.
The club’s football operations manager, Grant Cleal said players already had had a taste of what the stadium’s atmosphere would be like.
“One of the trainers ... thought someone had left a stereo or radio on over in the building site, but it was actually the players’ voices reverberating off the tin,” he said.
“So I imagine any noise made out there will be amplified out on the field, which is pretty exciting.”
■ The western stand is stage one of the Dolphin Stadium development
■ Seats will be installed in June
■ More stands to follow on eastern and northern ends