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Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania welcome the Australian Government’s funding announcement that the Macquarie Point precinct development will enable the proposed new stadium in Tasmania to become a reality. Building on the funding commitment recently announced by the Tasmanian Government, it presents a fantastic opportunity for cricket in the state.
Cricket has always valued working in partnership with the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and is committed to ongoing discussions about the new stadium and any potential impact this may have on future cricket content and infrastructure – including Blundstone Arena and high-performance facilities.
There is still a lot of detail to work through in all of these areas, and it is expected that both Cricket Tasmania and Cricket Australia would be key stakeholders in the process for designing and delivering a new stadium. Importantly, we want to ensure the development of the best possible facility to host all forms of cricket.
We also welcome the funding announced by both governments for the redevelopment of UTAS Stadium, reinforcing the commitment to cricket and enabling fans to experience and enjoy high-level cricket across the state.