The new Redcliffe Dolphins Eastern Stand has certainly turned heads with its bold & beautiful red, white and grey. The stand was officially opened by the Federal Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, the Federal Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth, the Attorney-General of Queensland, Yvette D’Ath, the Redcliffe Mayor, Cr. Alan Sutherland, as well as Paynters employees, Mark Shulman & Matt Hogg.
The new stand will add 3,000 seats, with capacity for 1000 standing spectators, contributing to the 10,000 total. For the Club, it was all about bringing supporters back to the game & producing a space that would draw attention in a very positive way. Dolphins’ chairman Bob Jones said the opening of stage 2 was another big milestone in the club’s 71-year history.
“This is a facility the Moreton Bay region should be proud of. It is really putting the area on the sporting map as we attract more events from a range of codes to Redcliffe,” he said. This project kicked off shortly after the hugely successful stage 1 Western Stand, also built by Paynters. It’s not only created a space for people on the eastern side to enjoy but also involved the construction of other necessary facilities such as the Junior Rugby League Academy, ticket and merchandise facilities, an associated food and beverage outlet, amenities and the main field upgrade. There was also an opportunity to improve existing facilities for future media coverage, producing benchmark standards for television coverage.