A major Australian sports venue coated entirely with products supplied by Akzo Nobel’s International Protective Coatings business has scooped a top award.
The Suncorp Metway Stadium in Brisbane (formerly known as Lang Park) has won the Australian Steel Institute’s Structural Steel Engineering Design Award for 2003 after undergoing a major redevelopment.
Renovated at a cost of AUD 280 million, the 52,000 capacity venue was revamped to include a spectacular 23,000 square meter steel framed roof covering the grandstands.
More than 100,000 liters of International® products were used on the 7,000 ton structure, including Interzinc® 42, Intergard® 475 and Interfine® 629 in a variety of colors.
The stadium—now home to the Brisbane Broncos rugby league club—was one of the major venues for the recent Rugby World Cup, hosting nine games in total, including the quarter-final matches featuring eventual winners England and runners-up Australia.
(Released: February 2, 2004)