Casino's new indoor sports stadium will be officially opened on Saturday.Photo Jamie Brown / Richmond River Express
Casino's new indoor sports stadium will be officially opened on Saturday.Photo Jamie Brown / Richmond River Express Jamie Brown

Richmond Valley's new $1.8m sport facility opening day

A FREE family fun day will be held on Saturday to celebrate the official opening of the Richmond Valley's new sporting facility, the $1.8million Casino Indoor Sports Stadium.

The celebration will start at 8am and will feature a wide range of activities for the whole family including exhibition matches, a jumping castle, face painting and a free sausage sizzle.

Official ceremony

An official ceremony will take place at 1pm, where Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett will unveil a plaque and hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The multi-purpose, modern facility at Casino's Colley Park features a two-court stadium and includes facilities for netball, basketball and soccer.

Range of sports and activities

It can and will be used for a range of other sports and activities, such as indoor cricket and baseball, fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, martial arts, and dance classes.

The stadium has tiered seating, social areas, and shower and toilet facilities, as well as a central curtain to allow multiple uses simultaneously.

Cr Bennett said the council had built a first-class facility which he was proud to be a part of.

He said the stadium would give people of all ages great opportunities to foster their skills and participate in more sporting activities.

New level for sport

He said the complex was designed to lift sporting facilities in the Richmond Valley to a new level.

"This is an outstanding venue which offers excellent opportunities for everyone from kids to seniors," he said. "It is great for the people of the Richmond Valley, and sport generally.

"I hope to see as many people as possible at this milestone occasion, and also the community's continued support in all future centre activities."



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