Red Energy Arena is a multi-purpose, world-class venue and the largest indoor stadium in regional Victoria.
The original Bendigo Stadium was built in 1976 featuring two basketball courts. Since then, there has been three major developments to meet the growing demands for indoor sporting and entertainment facilities.
Fast forward almost 50 years and the complex now boasts 10 indoor multipurpose courts, 12 outdoor netball courts and an impressive 4,000-seat main arena after a significant redevelopment in 2018.
It is the largest indoor stadium outside metropolitan Melbourne, and is also the largest netball facility in regional Victoria, making it an appealing venue for large-scale sporting events.
In 2022 new naming rights partner Red Energy came on board, rebranding Bendigo Stadium to Red Energy Arena.
It is now of national prominence, showcasing some of the best international sport and entertainment events available. On a regular year we host over 90 events ranging from sports, music, industry conferences, community events and gala balls.
The arena has the capability to drive visitation and tourism to the Bendigo region through hosting these major events, which delivers a flow-on effect to the local economy, particularly accommodation, hospitality and retail businesses.