Redcliffe’s Kayo Stadium lights-up for Dolphins V Dragons historic night clash
Published Thursday, 25 May, 2023 at 07:00 PM
Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe
- [Redcliffe’s Kayo Stadium will officially turn on new $3 million lights]
- [The broadcast quality lights will be used for the Dolphins v Dragons clash]
- [As the Dolphins chase an historic finals berth in their debut year]
The Dolphins are set to shine even brighter under brand new $3 million lights at Kayo Stadium for their first ever NRL home night game at Kayo Stadium against the Dragons from 7.50pm this Thursday night (25 May 2023).
Four new 44-metre-high towers have been installed, with lights that can be switched between three different levels – 200 lux, 500 lux or 1800 lux, which is broadcast level, so they’re ideal for training, games and carnivals.
The lights will provide opportunities to play night games for the NRL and NRLW, Women’s State of Origin and Hostplus Cup, as well as QRL Under 19s and Open women’s games, community events and concerts.
They were installed by Queensland company Precision Sports Lighting and Electrical at Arana Hills, supporting 10 good jobs during construction.
The lights were funded by a $2 million Palaszczuk Government Election Commitment and $1 million from Redcliffe District Rugby League.
The Palaszczuk Government has approved more than $121 million to support rugby league in Queensland since 2015, including $3.1 million for projects associated with developing the Kayo Stadium field and amenities.
Quotes attributable to Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe:
“These lights are a game changer for the Dolphins and the fans because there is nothing like watching rugby league under lights.
“This will help flick the switch on what has already been an extraordinary debut season for the top-eight Dolphins, as they fight to secure a spot in the NRL finals series.
“The Dolphins decision to play their home games at Kayo Stadium, Suncorp Stadium and on the Sunshine Coast means they’re winning hearts and minds across the South-East. Growing a loyal supporter base that will hopefully become generations of rusted on fans.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath:
“Kayo Stadium is the heart and soul of the Dolphins so it’s fitting the ground has broadcast quality lighting.
“The lights are the missing link in a ground that has a 10,000-spectator capacity and a wider complex that includes a Leagues Club, gym, aquatic centre and shopping centre.
“The Dolphins are already fan favourites in the NRL and they have the facilities to match their growing popularity so they will continue to be a huge drawcard for fans from across the Moreton Bay region.”
Quotes attributable to Dolphins Group Chairman Bob Jones:
"These new lights will assist the Dolphins to continue to attract some of the most exciting events in the country to Kayo Stadium.
“The games we have already brought to the venue have injected millions of dollars into the Moreton Bay region and provided great benefit to local businesses.
“Now the broadcast quality lights will allow Kayo Stadium to host events we have previously been unable to cater for, such as women’s State of Origin matches.
“The Dolphins sincerely wish to thank Minister Hinchliffe and our local Member Yvette D’Ath for their support in this project.”
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