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The Andrew Symonds Grandstand at Townsville’s Riverway Stadium has been dedicated

The grandstand at Riverway Stadium in Townsville has been formally named after late Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, in a fitting homage to the late all-rounder. On September 30, his children and mother Barbara erected the Andrew ‘Roy’ Symonds Grandstand as an emotional memorial (Friday).

In May of this year, the great cricketer died when his car off the road and overturned near Hervey Range, 50 kilometers west of Townsville in far north Queensland. The rescue personnel attempted to resuscitate Symonds, but he died as a result of his injuries.

In August, Riverway Stadium held its first-ever international series between Australia and Zimbabwe. A memorial service for Symonds was also held, with family members walking to the ground and placing his baggy green bat, Akubra hat, fishing rod, and crab pot on the wickets. During the first game of the series, Symonds’ son and daughter also brought beverages for the home side.