QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh today released “fly through” animation that gives a spectacular bird’s eye view of what the new Gold Coast Stadium will look like when finished next year.

One of the highlights is the solar panelling around the inner edge of the stadium's roof.

Ms Bligh said the panelling, a Queensland first, would generate about 275,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity a year.

The Premier said work on the 25,000 capacity stadium remained on track, with completion expected mid next year.

“The stadium will be home to the new Gold Coast AFL team next year and will play a major part in the Commonwealth Games in 2018 if the Coast’s bid is successful.”

Gold Coast Suns CEO Travis Auld said the new flyover of Gold Coast Stadium gave a fantastic insight into what the community could expect when the facility was completed.

Gold Coast City Council Mayor Ron Clarke said the infrastructure would be a boost for the Gold Coast’s tourism sector in the future.



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