Name change for sports centre

January 13, 2022 BY

Fresh look: A creative concept design of the renamed stadium produced by Gasoline Media. Picture: SUPPLIED

BALLARAT Sports Events Centre is no more, with a new name announced for the complex last week.

Western Victoria’s largest indoor sporting stadium will be known for the next five years as Selkirk Stadium, named after the local brick maker and long-time sponsor of Basketball Ballarat.

Chair Ron Selkirk said he was pleased with the name change and his company’s backing of the sporting site.

“The new Selkirk Stadium is fantastic, it is great to be able to support the growth of such a wonderful facility, and the growth of Ballarat’s sporting and entertainment precinct,” he said.

The brick manufacturer is a principal partner of the Ballarat Miners and was the naming rights sponsor of the elite women’s team in the past.

Selkirk managing director Simon Meadows said the business was also keen to build on its support of the local association.

“Ballarat Basketball are an integral part of Ballarat and our sporting culture which Selkirk have been very pleased to support over the years, and it’s fantastic to extend on our commitment to the community,” he said.

Work is ongoing on the latest phase of upgrades at the stadium and includes the new eight indoor community courts, three outdoor 3×3 basketball courts, and a 3000 seat show court.

“Selkirk Stadium, with stage two almost complete, will host over 500 basketball and netball community teams each week along with and our elite senior and junior programs,” said Neville Ivey, CEO of Basketball Ballarat.

“It is important for us to also acknowledge the support from our other sponsorship partners, local, State and Federal governments who have contributed to the creation of the strong basketball and netball community and the wonderful new stadium as it’s a team effort.”