News: Venues

Preparations recommence for Hangzhou’s 2022 Asian Games hosting

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has said it is delighted to see that construction work on venues for the 2022 Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has resumed. With work halted…

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Mar 18, 2020 Events / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


Adelaide Festival Centre and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre announce venue closures

Following declarations of public health emergencies in both South Australia and Victoria, the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) have…

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Mar 18, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Events / Hospitality / Venues /


City of Greater Geelong closes facilities in Coronavirus response

The City of Greater Geelong has become the latest council in Victoria to announce that it will close many of its facilities as part of a proactive response to the evolving Coronavirus…

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Mar 18, 2020 Aquatics / Attractions / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Brisbane Lions warn of $5 million loss if forced to play home matches with no crowds

The Brisbane Lions could lose $5 million if it plays its 2020 AFL season home matches in front of an empty Gabba, according to club Chief Executive, Greg Swann. As reported by Michael…

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Mar 18, 2020 Finance / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


LPA calls for $850 million live performance support and stimulus package

With festivals, performing arts events and live shows around the country being cancelled in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has called for a…

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Mar 17, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Venues /


IOC’s Coates refutes claims Olympic organisers are ‘underplaying the challenge’ posed by Coronavirus

Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official John Coates has maintained that the body is not "underplaying the challenge" posed to the Tokyo 2020 Games. In an interview…

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Mar 17, 2020 Events / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


HOTA and MONA close to prevent spread of Coronavirus

Home of the Arts (HOTA) on Queensland’s Gold Coast and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart have both announced that they will be closing in response to the rapidly…

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Mar 17, 2020 Arts / Culture / Safety / Venues /


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