To the Queensland Rugby Family,
Ballymore is the heart and soul of Queensland Rugby.
It is a name renowned through the world, the site of famous victories and exciting, heartbreaking defeats.
A ground which has hosted the best teams in the world and has nurtured some of the world’s greatest players.
The National Rugby Training Centre and New McLean Stand will revitalise this legacy with a world-class elite sports high-performance facility.
It will for the first time, base a major national representative sporting team in Queensland, with the NRTC to be the new headquarters for the Buildcorp Wallaroos women’s team, as well as the Queensland Reds men’s and women’s squads.
The NRTC is crucial to the future success of the Reds- with a world-class facility we can build world-class players for generations to come.
Integrated into the high-performance facility, the New McLean Stand will allow the staging of elite games such as Buildcorp Wallaroos Tests.
It will be an important part of major events such as the 2023 Women’s Football World Cup and Australia’s bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
The NRTC can also become the heart of an Olympic-focused community and high-performance sporting precinct encompassing the Newmarket sports fields to the north.
The exciting design by respected Queensland architects Blight Rayner acknowledges the rich history of Ballymore while rebirthing the precinct for the 21st Century.
It is both the centrepiece and first stage of the redevelopment of Ballymore into a modern commercial sports precinct. The redevelopment is essential to placing the QRU on the path to financial sustainability, and redirecting money to growing the grassroots of our game.
The project is already underway through a $30 million commitment from the State and Federal Governments, with a further fundraising campaign underway to enhance and improve the precinct.
With your support we can realise the long-held dream of a new Ballymore.