The new stadium is opening soon.

THE newly-redeveloped Bendigo Stadium already has a list of suitors hoping to hold events at the facility according to its CEO.

Nathan O’Neill is confident he has already impressed National Basketball League brass and will continue to see interest from other sporting codes as the grand opening date of the 4000-seat facility was set this week.

The Bendigo Braves women will be the first team to grace the court in a competitive match when they host Sandringham in a South East Australian Basketball League double-header on Friday, May 25.

The opening night will feature a host of activities and $5 tickets for both matches before a community open day at the West Bendigo facility on Sunday, May 27.

The project wasn’t without its setbacks – wet weather hampered initial construction efforts delaying the completion by a month and the project exceeded initial budget expectations.