The new velodrome is more than just a track cycling facility and the in-field area has capacity to provide for a range of additional sport and recreation uses through the provision of mixed-use sports courts.
The velodrome was completed in September 2016 and will host the Track Cycling competition for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This project is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Australian Government.
There are very few track building specialists in the world who are qualified to design and build velodrome tracks to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards and no two tracks are exactly the same.
German company, Sportbau Schurmann GBH designed and built the velodrome track using their own patented design.
The Queensland State Velodrome features a 'wide track' which favours team pursuit cycling and is advantageous for training young cyclists because the bends are not as steep as narrower tracks.
The new Queensland State Velodrome
About the construction
This time-lapse video shows the commencement of the velodrome construction in November 2014 up to the completion of the 1160 tonne steel superstructure in January 2016.