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HOBART 2020 OLYMPIC BID RELEASES STUNNING FUTURISTIC DESIGN FOR MAIN STADIUM

THE HOBART ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES (HOCOG) TODAY RELEASED ITS STUNNING CONCEPT IMAGE FOR THE MAIN STADIUM FOR ITS BID TO BRING THE 32ND SUMMER OLYMPICS TO HOBART AND TASMANIA.

The stadium was designed by RMIT University student Lindy Carolyn Hayter and incorporates Hobart’s stunning mountainous terrain as well as its native flora and fauna and uses smart materials such as photo luminescent (light emitting) and various other ‘SMART’ materials to lower energy consumption significantly. Its eye-catching design and stunning construction would give Hobart an Internationally recognisable stadium and world class venue to host everything from the Opening Ceremony of an Olympic Games or Commonwealth Games to various Cultural Events and AFL Football matches

Envisioned at the Queens Domain, the stadium, which as the moment is known as ‘David Foster Stadium’, would be the central point behind the bid by Hobart for the Olympic Games and bring further attention to the already internationally recognised bid. With a recent wave of support locally as well as far abroad as Finland and Washington DC, the release of the design for the main stadium certainly is an exciting development for the Hobart 2020 bid.

“The Tasmanian people are calling for serious efforts to be put into lobbying for national and international sporting and cultural events - we have seen this in the blog discussions appearing regularly on The Mercury website and various other forums across the internet. Tasmania has the capacity to seriously bid for, and host, major cultural and sporting events - particularly with a state of the art stadium. Until HOCOG was formed, there was no serious effort going into building Tasmania’s presence on the international bidding circuit.”

“We have approached State Government, inviting them to get on board with this exciting bid.”

“The design incorporates everything that Tasmania is known for - our beautiful mountainous terrain, our stunning flora and fauna and the unique beauty that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. And by using futuristic materials that allow a stunning glow at night time, could become one of Australia’s and the World’s most iconic sporting venues. It is nothing short of spectacular.” said HOCOG President Ben Waterworth.

The design is the result of a National search for stadium and venue designs over the last month and comes at a time when the Hobart bid is gaining significant local, national and international attention. A recent wave of support photos from fans around the world from places such as Denmark, England and the United States is continuing, as well as a large forum based discussion point from Hobart right across to the other side of the world. Another focal point of the bid, its Facebook page, now has over 9000 fans and is rapidly approaching the 10,000 mark.

With the design for David Foster Stadium now public, it is hoped that over the coming weeks that HOCOG will release its designs for its other venues that it too hopes will bring spectacular arenas to the most beautiful place on earth. Further details of the bid and the design can be found by visiting http://www.hobart2020.org or by searching Facebook and Twitter for ‘Hobart 2020’

Members of the HOCOG Committee are: Ben Waterworth, President, Anthony Moran, Madeleine Ogilvie Barrister and General Counsel, Jonathan Mathys Editor Tasmanian Life Magazine, Matt Stevenson, Councillor GCC