Cox Architecture and Morton + Co Architects have been appointed as the design consultant team for works on the $150 million upgrade to Eureka Stadium, in the lead up to the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
From 17 to 29 March 2026, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland and Shepparton will hist 20 sports and 9 fully integrated Para sports.
For the Games an additional 18,000 temporary seats will be installed as will a competition standard track on the existing playing field. A new athletics track will be built at the site and the stadium will be expanded to hold an additional 5,000 permanent seats, with improved accessibility access.
Eureka Stadium will host Athletics and Para Athletics, Ballarat’s sports program will also include the Marathon and Boxing.
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Cox Architecture will partner with Ballarat firm Morton + Co Architects to lead the project from concept design phase through to detailed design and construction.
Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery Jacinta Allan said the infrastructure development will showcase regional communities to a global audience.
“It’s exciting to see the Games coming to life as we prepare to deliver world-class infrastructure that will generate jobs and contribute billions of dollars into Victoria’s economy,” Allan said.
It is estimated the Commonwealth Games will contribute more than $3 billion to Victoria’s economy and create more than 7500 jobs before, during and after the Games.