METRICON Stadium could host a first-class game of cricket as early as next summer.
Member for Southport Rob Molhoek, who is driving an initiative to bring top-level cricket to the Gold Coast, said plans were being investigated to see the city host a game as early as December.
Last week, Mr Molhoek met with Cricket Australia's Mike McKenna, Queensland Cricket CEO Richard Powell, Andrew Bulcher from Brisbane Heat and Andrew Travis and David Bennett from the Gold Coast Suns and Metricon Stadium.
He said the timing was "perfect", with Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia looking at opportunities to expand its market share and increase its audience size.
"They are looking at expanding their market in the lead-up to the World Cup in 2014," Mr Molhoek said.
"We have started the dialogue on how this could include the Gold Coast.
"We could run some trial games to test the water and show there is a market here for it.
"The opportunity is here over that summer period when the Gold Coast population doubles."
Mr Molhoek said it would be possible for the city to host games, including some from the Rioby Cup and the Big Bash, as well as some trial games.
Queensland Cricket CEO Richard Powell confirmed there had been "positive" discussions between all parties.