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North Queensland Stadium

The centrally located 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose, regional stadium will be built in Townsville, in time for the start of the 2020 National Rugby League (NRL) Premiership Season.

Johnathan Thurston statue tender now open

A bronze statue immortalising NRL legend Johnathan Thurston will stand in the northern plaza of the North Queensland Stadium when it opens in February 2020.

The statue will honour the contribution JT has made to the sport of Rugby League and acknowledge the significant role he plays in the North Queensland community.

The Queensland Government is now calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified statue suppliers.

Expressions of interest close 2pm (AEST) on Monday 22 July 2019.

Find out more or make a submission at QTenders.

Take a sneak peek inside the new stadium

The nqstadium app is now available.

NQ stadium app
Download the free app to see new artists’ impressions, 360° images and “before and after” sliders that compare the existing 1300SMILES Stadium at Kirwan to the new stadium adjacent to the CBD.

Get the nqstadium app now from Apple Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Experience the North Queensland Stadium using virtual reality

To see the stadium come alive, see our virtual reality content, videos, drone footage and artist’s impressions.

New venue website established

The North Queensland Stadium will be owned and operated by Stadiums Queensland when it is completed in 2020.

Visit the new North Queensland Stadium venue website to check out the function spaces and see what events are coming up at the stadium.

Find out more


Last updated 08 July 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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