Carrara Indoor Stadium

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Carrara Indoor Stadium
The Greenhouse
Former namesCarrara Indoor Sports Centre
LocationBroadbeach-Nerang Road, Carrara, Queensland
Coordinates28°0′20″S 153°21′55″E / 28.00556°S 153.36528°E / -28.00556; 153.36528Coordinates: 28°0′20″S 153°21′55″E / 28.00556°S 153.36528°E / -28.00556; 153.36528
OwnerGold Coast City Council
OperatorGold Coast City Council
CapacityBasketball: 2,992
SurfaceSprung wooden floor
Gold Coast Rollers (NBL) (1990–1996)
Squash Australia (Headquarters) (2018–)

Carrara Indoor Stadium is a multi-purpose arena located at Carrara on Queensland's Gold Coast and can accommodate 1,600 fans, with additional seating provided if required which can push total capacity for events such as basketball up to 2,962. The stadium stands adjacent to the 25,000 seat Metricon Stadium and forms part of the Carrara Sports Complex. The stadium has the nickname The Greenhouse as even during winter it would get "Hot and steamy as Hades at times", although that changed with $800,000 worth of improvements in 1996 including new air conditioning.[1]

The stadium was the home of former National Basketball League team the Gold Coast Rollers who played there from 1990 until 1996, after which their licence was revoked due to financial struggles. The stadium later became the training venue for the NBL's Gold Coast Blaze who played at the larger 5,269 seat Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre until the team folded after the 2011–12 NBL season.

Carrara Indoor Stadium's flexible design means it is regularly used for sporting activities ranging from soccer and basketball through to figure skating. The stadium has also been used to hold expos as well special dinners and functions.[2]

With the Gold Coast winning the right to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, plans were put in place to develop a new indoor venue at Carrara under the name of Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre, which will replace the Carrara Indoor Stadium and is slated to host the badminton competition.[3][4]

Squash Australia moved their headquarters to the Carrara Indoor Stadium in 2018.[5]

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  1. ^ "Gold Coast Rollers, 1996 One On One". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  2. ^ Carrara Indoor Stadium
  3. ^ "Gold Coast 2018 Block Plans - Commonwealth Games" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ Work on Commonwealth Games venue begins at Carrara
  5. ^ World class squash centre for Carrara