News Metricon Stadium and precinct

Billy ray

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Edit. Ignore some times in this as it relates to the richmond game which is day game


Free Transport with TransLink
Passengers in possession of a valid event ticket will travel FREE with TransLink to and from the event on scheduled Surfside bus, Queensland Rail and G:link services (conditions apply).
Please note that you must be in possession of your valid event ticket prior to travelling on TransLink services in order to gain free access to public transport. If you have selected the venue collection option you can pick your tickets up before the event day from any Ticketmaster outlet. Event tickets purchased at the Metricon Stadium box office on event days are only valid for free post-event travel on Surfside, Queensland Rail and G:link services.
Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride
Cnr of Boowaggan Road & Robina Parkway, Merrimac

Metricon Stadium offers patrons a Park ‘n’ Ride facility on Boowaggan Road, Merrimac. The car park opens at approximately 12.00pm and will close approximately 1 hour after the final siren. There is limited parking available at Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride.
Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium:
From 12.00pm
From Metricon Stadium: From final siren for 1 hour
Train
Patrons in possession of a valid ticket can catch regular Queensland Rail train services from any station on the Gold Coast line to Nerang station for free then board a free event shuttle bus to Metricon Stadium from the eastern side of Nerang station or walk to the stadium (approx. 2.4kms). Return shuttle buses will operate from Metricon Stadium back to Nerang station for 1 hour after the final siren.
Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium:
From 12:10pm
From Metricon Stadium: From final siren for 1 hour
Train Times
Arrive Nerang Station Pre-Event
Southbound (from Brisbane):
TBC
Northbound (from Varsity Lakes): TBC
Depart Nerang Station Post-Event
Northbound (to Brisbane):
TBC
Southbound (to Varsity Lakes): TBC
Click here to view the Nerang Station Map

Bus – Broadbeach South Station
Corner Pacific Fair Drive and Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Customers in possession of a valid event ticket can catch any regular Surfside bus or G:link tram service to Broadbeach South Station for free and then board a free event shuttle bus to Metricon Stadium.
Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium:
From 12:10pm
From Metricon Stadium: From final siren for 1 hour
Click here to view the Broadbeach South Station Event Bus Stop location map.

Return Transport Options
Return event shuttle buses run from Metricon Stadium to the following locations for this event:
– Nerang Station
– Broadbeach South Station
– Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride
All return services commence at the Final Siren and run for 1 hour.
To plan your travel using public transport please visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 anytime.
 

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Ryano316

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Metricon to now host the sandtunes music festival after locals cracked it and Alan Jones got involved . Was due to be held at Coolangatta beach
 

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The Heat play at Metricon on Jan 1, 2020. Will this superstar play?

South African great AB de Villiers will make his Big Bash League debut this summer after signing with Brisbane Heat for the second half of their campaign.
Key points:
  • AB de Villiers will join up with the Brisbane Heat in January, and will play in the BBL finals if the team qualifies
  • Heat coach Darren Lehmann described de Villiers as a "360-degree player" and an "insightful leader"
  • De Villiers said he loves Brisbane and is excited about joining forces with Chris Lynn

The former Proteas captain will be available for the Heat from January, with the finals included in his contract.
 

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The Heat play at Metricon on Jan 1, 2020. Will this superstar play?

South African great AB de Villiers will make his Big Bash League debut this summer after signing with Brisbane Heat for the second half of their campaign.
Key points:
  • AB de Villiers will join up with the Brisbane Heat in January, and will play in the BBL finals if the team qualifies
  • Heat coach Darren Lehmann described de Villiers as a "360-degree player" and an "insightful leader"
  • De Villiers said he loves Brisbane and is excited about joining forces with Chris Lynn

The former Proteas captain will be available for the Heat from January, with the finals included in his contract.
No
I read his interview and it says he values Christmas AND New Year with the family so you'd think the very earliest he'd play is Tasmania Jan 3- even that seems unlikely
On another note- Sandtunes at Metricon Nov 30 and first BBL match Dec20
That will interesting
 

GC2015

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Not sure how many people on here follow the development of local roads but the state government and local council are currently in the process of creating an M2, which has been nicknamed the 'Coomera Connector'. The reason this is significant for us is because it's a major road that connects to Nerang-Broadbeach Rd and basically gives the northern GC resident a direct route to Metricon Stadium. Essentially, it should be much easier for the northern residents of our city to travel to the stadium. Better transport avenues to the stadium is always a good thing!

 

Billy ray

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Not sure how many people on here follow the development of local roads but the state government and local council are currently in the process of creating an M2, which has been nicknamed the 'Coomera Connector'. The reason this is significant for us is because it's a major road that connects to Nerang-Broadbeach Rd and basically gives the northern GC resident a direct route to Metricon Stadium. Essentially, it should be much easier for the northern residents of our city to travel to the stadium. Better transport avenues to the stadium is always a good thing!

Not really useful if no real amount of suitable parking at the ground tho
 

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GC2015

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So after what seems like decades of failed plans, we are finally going to have a ferry service running through our canals from December 8 this year. Check out www.HOPO.com.au if you want more information. My understanding is they plan to run ferries to Metricon on game days so let's hope that comes to fruition for the first time when the Brisbane Heat play here on December 20!
 

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So after what seems like decades of failed plans, we are finally going to have a ferry service running through our canals from December 8 this year. Check out www.HOPO.com.au if you want more information. My understanding is they plan to run ferries to Metricon on game days so let's hope that comes to fruition for the first time when the Brisbane Heat play here on December 20!
That's fantastic. What they really need is a train.
 

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Train goes to nerang then they run busses on game day.. ideally somehow get the light rail to service it but would be an expensive exercise I’d imagine
Good idea re: light rail BUT.......it's just been announced that they're extending the LR to Burleigh.......7klms in distance, and they've allowed 3 years to complete it......so I can just imagine how long they'd want to complete a spur to Metricon.........it would be well past my expiry date before they get to do that.;););)
 

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Good idea re: light rail BUT.......it's just been announced that they're extending the LR to Burleigh.......7klms in distance, and they've allowed 3 years to complete it......so I can just imagine how long they'd want to complete a spur to Metricon.........it would be well past my expiry date before they get to do that.;););)
If it ran from Broadbeach south station to nerang station along nerang Broadbeach road it would be perfect but until there’s significant growth along that corridor for it then it’s highly unlikely to happen.. maybe once all the land near Carrara markets starts to get developed into housing then maybe viable but like you said will a very long time before that happens
 

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The Gold Coast's council 2031 Transport plan published outlines a possible extension to the Nerang. The proposed line would spur off from Broadbeach, travelling west along Hooker Boulevard and north along Nerang–Broadbeach Road before terminating at the Nerang railway station. Stations would include Mermaid Waters, Carrara Markets and Carrara Stadium.
Maybe with some afl input and some arm twisting with state and federal governments and local council that 2031 time frame could be halved
 

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Maybe with some afl input and some arm twisting with state and federal governments and local council that 2031 time frame could be halved
So we know the Burleigh extension will open to the public in 2023 and I imagine an extension to the airport will follow shortly after (2026/2027). Beyond that, the local GC council has made it clear that east-west spurs will be next in line and it has been outlined that extensions to the stadiums will be prioritised. So the main competition we have is an extension to Robina. Unfortunately, the Broadbeach-to-Nerang extension doesn't service enough public hubs to be prioritised ahead of Robina IMO. A Robina extension would service Bond University, a major shopping and the stadium so it would be difficult for us to put forward a better case than that. I also doubt the AFL would put money towards securing a Nerang extension. 2030s look more likely.
 

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