Conceptual plans for the new ice arena on the Gold Coast have been released and it looks impressive. Andrew Hewitt with more.
Since the Gold Coast Blue Tongues began their 12 month hiatus from the Australian Ice Hockey League, the work to reinstate them for the 2014 season has been furious.
A large portion of this work has focussed on the concept of a brand new facility on the Gold Coast that would be state of the art, include two ice sheets and help to secure the future of ice sports in the region. As part of the planning, Manager Dave Emblem has literally set himself on a mission to gain the best designs and secure much needed funding for the project.
In a recent article by Shannon Willoughby that appeared on goldcoast.com.au, Emblem was confident in the success of the latest venture.
Along with being a double sheet facility, the new arena would be able to seat up to 2000 fans and include cafe and bar facilities.
The idea of a 2000 seat stadium may seem a little far-fetched to some, however with the growth of the sport in Australia over the last 5 years it is not an unreasonable one.
Take a look at the proposed images by clicking here.
What do you think about the new facility?
Are the Blue Tongues aiming too high?
by Andrew Hewitt
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