Essential maintenance of the Casino Indoor Sports Stadium will see its closure at the end of November for council to carry out the works.
The work will be on the specially designed spring floor that is designed to cushion players’ joints from injury.
‘The sprung floor requires a complete resurfacing every five to seven years. Additional maintenance will be undertaken at the same time,’ said a council spokesperson for Richmond Valley Council.
The $1.8 million indoor stadium, which opened in 2015, has facilitated regular use by the Casino community for a variety of indoor sports, from basketball, netball, and futsal, as well as health, fitness and kids’ activities, including yoga, karate, a variety of fitness classes, laser tag and the ever popular ‘Nerf wars.
Stadium Manager Ben West said it was also a fantastic venue for fun and innovative community events, such as the Casino Pop Culture Festival held in August 2019.
Mr West said while COVID-19 caused the temporary closure of the facility earlier this year, since reopening in June with a COVID-safe management plan in place it had been business as usual.
He said he appreciated the closure would be an inconvenience to regular users, however, there was no other suitable option.
‘Ideally we would have loved to have the maintenance work carried out during the usual Christmas closure, but this was not possible,’ Mr West said.
‘The good news is we are very much looking forward to reopening the stadium early January and are planning a special community event to mark the occasion.’
The sports stadium will be closed from 23 November ad re-open early January.