Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

It's Ready, Set, Upgrade; First Sod Turned at Stadium

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

It's Ready, Set, Upgrade; First Sod Turned at Stadium

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Byline: Brad Greenshields coffscoastadvocate.com.au

WORK on transforming the C.ex Coffs International Stadium into a state-of-the-art venue that will maintain its reputation as a top-quality regional ground well into the future is set to begin.

Thursday saw Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Denise Knight and Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker turn the first sod ahead of works that will see the construction of two new grandstands and an annex building completed by the end of the year.

Next year will see a complete refurbishment of the existing grandstand.

The works will see a significant upgrade and improvement in facilities for all visitors to the stadium - spectators, players, officials, event organisers and media.

Cr Knight said the work was an infrastructure investment that will bring a return to the Coffs Coast community.

"We're confident that it will help attract new events and increase the number of people coming to the region overall - which will further boost the local economy," CrKnight said. …

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