A sneak peek at Marvel Stadium’s $250 million upgrade

Jack Hayes

An expansive civic space for community events, a two-level Asian fusion restaurant from the team behind The George on Collins, and a suite of new game-day and function spaces are just a few of the new features in  Marvel Stadium’s $250 million redevelopment.

Docklands News was treated to an early access tour of the renovation which is hoped to transform the stadium’s user experience not just for those attending sport or concerts, but also to encourage “365-day” use of the precinct by and for the community.

The transformation includes a double-storey mezzanine Town Square precinct, a rooftop bar overlooking the CBD, premium function spaces, more “dwell and socialisation” areas, and even a tiny Ant-Man [Marvel Comic] hidden on the stadium’s roof.

“It will be something for the community and Docklands. 365 is our plan. We want to encourage more people to come to the stadium not just for football, cricket, or a concert, but to use it Monday to Friday,” a spokesperson for the AFL said. “There is a lot happening in the space and we expect it to be really vibrant.”

“We will have a premium restaurant run by The Kahan Group (The George on Collins), a two-level restaurant and bar. Downstairs will be more casual with upstairs more fine dining.” •

For more information: marvelstadium.com.au

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