Facility Notes: University Of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Confident $25M Complex Will Go Ahead
If it "had not been for a change of government at last year's federal election," the official opening of Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies' new home on the University of Canberra campus "would also have been the turning of the first sod" for a proposed A$25M ($23.4M) multisport complex on Thursday as well. But UC vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker was confident the opening "would attract enough interest for stage two of the sporting commons project to go ahead." The proposed stadium "includes nine courts, which could be used for basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball, including one show court with roll-in, roll-out seating for 3,000 people" (CANBERRA TIMES, 7/17). ... Authorities of three Russian cities have launched "recheck of their existing and prospective stadiums for 2018 FIFA World Cup after the football association hinted it may cut the number of arenas." The double check of the construction projects "will be held in Volgograd in southern Russia" (XINHUA, 7/16).