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Gabba earmarked to be ‘home’ of 2032 Olympic Games if Brisbane bid successful

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The Gabba is set to become the centrepiece of the 2032 Olympic Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics, if Brisbane’s bid to be the host city is successful.

South-east Queensland is on track to host the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in the wake of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) naming Brisbane its preferred bid in February.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the stadium would likely be upgraded to increase capacity from 42,000 to 50,000 spectators and she anticipated the redevelopment would cost “around the $1 billion mark”.

“Every games needs a home,” she said.

“The Gabba has been home to our sport since 1895.

“A home for the 2032 Olympic Games could be its crowning glory.”

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