The newly named Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium (GRISS) is ready to host a variety of blockbuster games, after being officially opened today in Traralgon.
The Catterick Crescent stadium underwent a major redevelopment and expansion over the past 12 months thanks to a $19 million investment by the Labor Government to increase local sporting participation and attract major events to the region.
The stadium now features nine courts, a show court with 3000 spectator seats, office space, training rooms, a cafeteria and caters for a range of indoor sports including basketball, netball, badminton and dodgeball.
Through partnerships facilitated by the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Sports and Community Initiative, the GRISS is already securing major sporting events and activities.
The Deakin Melbourne Boomers today announced two in-season WNBL games will be played at the stadium over the next two seasons. Collingwood Netball Club have also announced they will bring national level Suncorp Super Netball to the region for three days in March, packed with games and community activities at the stadium.
The National Basketball League is locked-in to host 3x3 basketball tournaments across Gippsland in January, with the finals to be played at the stadium. Hawthorn Netball Club will also play state level netball games at the stadium over the next two years.
The $19 million redevelopment also delivered an economic boost for the region, with an estimated 23 direct jobs and about 170 individual workers inducted to site throughout the build.
The project was funded by $17 million from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $85 million Sports and Community Initiative, and a further $2 million loan top-up from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure Loan Scheme.
Read more about the project here.