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Sydney Olympic Park Authority plans $50 million roof over Ken Rosewall Arena
The Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) is reportedly planning a $50 million project to put a roof over the main arena of the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.
Amid reports of poor crowds at this week's Sydney International tennis tournament, the plan would transform the Ken Rosewall Arena from a tennis venue into a multi-purpose facility.
Following the closure of the Qantas Credit Union Arena (the former Sydney Entertainment Centre) in December, Sydney lacks a mid-sized sport and entertainment arena and a roofed Ken Rosewall Arena would meet the needs of the NBL's Sydney Kings (who now play at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre) and the NSW Swifts in netball's ANZ Championship.
According to Fairfax Media SOPA has commissioned BVN Architects to design a roof for the 11,000-seat venue facility, which was built for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Fairfax Media report that Tennis NSW, Netball NSW and Basketball NSW are backing the plans to put a roof on the venue.
BVN Architects practice director Ross Seymour told Fairfax Media “we looked at not just a closing roof for tennis, but actually what it would take to get it as a multi-purpose stadium.
"Once it has a roof you can take basketball and netball events. I believe there's a lot of support from the potential users. Netball, basketball and obviously Tennis NSW are behind this. It would take some support from the state government in terms of funding."
The NSW Government has only just begun a feasibility study on a potential $150 million indoor arena for the Sydney CBD – with the Wentworth Park sport and greyhound stadium believed to be a preferred choic.
Upgrading the Ken Rosewall Arena might prove a cheaper alternative, although both projects might be undertaken.
The $50 million budget estimation to transform Ken Rosewall Arena also includes the renovation of the changing room facilities that would allow for team sports to be played. It also includes plans to incorporate corporate facilities on the second level platform as well as additional options at the top of the grandstand.
Image: Artist's impression of a transformed Ken Rosewall Arena.
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