A $24 million project funded by The University of Queensland (UQ), UQ Sport and UQ Endowment Fund, the state-of-the-art UQ Synthetic Fields Precinct is home to two international-standard artificial playing fields, a combined social space and changing rooms facility, and a 500-bay undercover car park.
The new synthetic pitches dramatically boost access to top-level playing fields for many clubs and teams associated with UQ Sport, as well as the wider Queensland sporting community. The FIFA and International Hockey Federation (FIH)-certified turf is equipped to host numerous sports, including hockey, soccer and touch football. The flood-proof surface, laid over shock pads, also promises to minimise player injuries and deliver greater playing consistency. See Field 4 and Field 5 for more information, and booking enquiries.
Overlooking the playing fields is Building 33, a central hub that caters to athletes, supporters and function guests. Formerly the home of the UQ Rec Club, the refurbished three-storey building features six changing rooms, First Aid and site offices, as well as ViewPoint – a top-floor viewing area and terrace capable of hosting up to 120 guests.
Completing the precinct is an eco-friendly car park located under the playing fields, which has electric car-charging facilities, 350 bicycle racks, and a tank system that harvests and treats excess water captured from both the playing surfaces and the UQ Centre.