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The Gabba News

Ashes opener and a multi-million dollar upgrade to continue Australia's unbeaten Test run at The Gabba
Sat 01 Jun, 2019

Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket have confirmed that the First Test of the 2021-22 Ashes series against England will be held in Brisbane after the Palaszczuk Government announced a $35 million funding injection for the Gabba. 

2019-20 Men’s International Cricket Season Returns to The Gabba
Tue 07 May, 2019
Brisbane’s iconic Gabba will host the first cricket Test of the summer - the 2019-20 Men’s International Season in November.
Palaszczuk Government calls for interest in Gabba naming rights
Sun 03 Mar, 2019
Major national and international brands have been invited to step forward with their plans for naming rights at Brisbane’s iconic Gabba Stadium.


Read more articles at thegabba.com.au


Suncorp Stadium News

SCHOOLBOY RUGBY AHEAD OF WALLABIES TEST
Mon 10 Jun, 2019
Rugby Australia is pleased to announce that Schoolboy Rugby powerhouses St Joseph’s Nudgee College and Brisbane State High School will square off at Suncorp Stadium in a curtain raiser for the Qantas Wallabies’ clash with Argentina on Saturday July 27.
LANGER HONOURED WITH STADIUM STATUE
Tue 04 Jun, 2019
Suncorp Stadium’s reputation as the intimidating fortress of the Queensland Maroons has been bolstered further today, with the unveiling of a statue of Queensland rugby league legend Allan Langer.
 
U2 RETURN TO STADIUM IN NOVEMBER
Fri 31 May, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band U2 will perform at Suncorp Stadium as part of their “Joshua Tree” world tour on Tuesday 12th November 2019.


Read more articles at SuncorpStadium.com.au


Cbus Super Stadium News

Cbus Super Stadium Celebrates 10 Years
Sat 17 Feb, 2018
Happy 10th Birthday Cbus Super Stadium. Check out the photos from People's Day 17th February 2008. Were you here for the grand opening, what are your memories of the day? Looking forward to welcoming back the Gold Coast Titans for Season 2018!
Titans help launch Junior Rugby League season
Tue 13 Feb, 2018
The TFH Gold Coast Titans have this morning joined forces with representatives from the Gold Coast and Group 18 Junior Rugby League to launch the 2018 ambassador program.

Registrations are now open to play junior league in 2018 and all local juniors are now encouraged to visit www.playnrl.com, find your local side and become a junior Titan this season.
TFH Titans 'Fan Day'
Thu 01 Feb, 2018
TFH Gold Coast Titans is hosting a Fan Day on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Cbus Super Stadium. 

Don't miss this Family Fun day event as this is the perfect opportunity to meet some of our new recruits and catch up with your favourite Titans.

Scheduled on the day are exclusive activities for the Titans fans:


Read more articles at cbussuperstadium.com.au


1300SMILES Stadium News

Community Runs Deep in Our Veins
Thu 12 Apr, 2018
We know that community spirit runs deep in the veins of North Queenslanders, so we're calling on Cowboys members and fans to come along to LGIAsuper Community Hub on Saturday night to find out more about the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and blood donation. Located in the Western forecourt, the LGIAsuper Community Hub plays host to not-for-profit organisations throughout the season to help them raise awareness for their cause.
Did some-bunny say Easter scavenger hunt?
Fri 23 Mar, 2018
Kick start your Easter weekend with great family fun in our pre-game scavenger hunt at Thursday night’s North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game against the Panthers – ‘egg-cellent’ prizes up for grabs!

It's easy to play – just pick up your game card at the gates from 4.45pm, visit the checkpoints around the grounds for your stamp and place your completed card in the draw by 7pm!
Jess Mauboy concert to celebrate JT milestone
Tue 27 Feb, 2018
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys members and fans will be treated to more than just the return of their rugby league stars for Round 1 (March 9), with Australian Sony Music recording artist Jess Mauboy today announcing a special post-match concert at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Marking an epic season opener that will see Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston become the club’s most-capped Cowboy (271 games), and reach an outstanding 300 NRL games, Mauboy is thrilled at the opportunity to be part of the milestone match.


Read more articles at 1300smilesstadium.com.au


QSAC News

Netball legend moves to home of QLD netball
Mon 20 May, 2019

The statue of netball legend Laura Geitz has been unveiled at its new home today, the Queensland State Netball Centre (QSNC), ahead of round four of the Suncorp Super Netball season.

Firebirds take flight at new home
Sat 04 May, 2019
A sea of purple, and a crowd of cheering supporters will greet the Queensland Firebirds this afternoon (4 May), when they play their first ever Suncorp Super Netball match at their new home, the Queensland State Netball Centre.
New netball centre scores free travel for fans
Tue 05 Mar, 2019

The Palaszczuk Government will offer free public transport for fans who pre-purchase tickets to netball events at the Queensland State Netball Centre ahead of the first-ever #Teamgirls Cup this weekend (March 8 to 10).


Read more articles at qsac.com.au


Sleeman Sports Complex News

Brisbane to host elite international track cycling event
Fri 03 Aug, 2018

Months after Australia dominated the cycling with 14 medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the government has secured a prestigious cycling event for Brisbane that will serve as a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 2019 UCI Track World Cup, secured by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing and Cycling Australia, is expected to attract thousands of elite cyclists and spectators to Queensland’s capital.

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the event reaffirmed Queensland’s position as a global sporting events hub and follows the announcement of the Brisbane Cycling Festival package of events from 2019-2021.

“The Commonwealth Games put Queensland on the map as one of the major events capitals of the world,” she said.

“We’re building on that legacy to secure more major events to Queensland to grow our tourism sector. 

“The UCI Track World Cup will be staged in December 2019 and will make use of vital Commonwealth Games legacy infrastructure at the Anna Meares Velodrome - the home of indoor cycling events during the Games.

“This event will see some of the world’s best cyclists converge on Brisbane, luring cycling fans from across the globe to Queensland to experience the best of what we have to offer in our state.

“Before the Tissot Track World Cup we’ll host the inaugural Brisbane Cycling Festival from March to April next year. This event is forecast to generate about $8 million across its three-year lifetime.

“The popularity of cycling amongst Australians coupled with the high calibre of cyclists the event is set to attract will ensure the success of this new Queensland event.

“The UCI Track World Cup adds to Queensland’s growing events calendar, now worth $780 million to the state’s economy.”

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said securing the 2019 UCI Track World Cup was another coup for Brisbane, following the recent announcement the city would stage the Brisbane Cycling Festival.

“Hosting the 2019 UCI Track World Cup once again demonstrates our city’s ability to stage first-rate cycling events and the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be a fitting host venue for the competition,” Cr Quirk said.

“This is the first UCI world track cycling event to be hosted by Australia since 2012, establishing Brisbane as the home of track racing.

“Major events are important to Brisbane – they draw in visitors and fill hotel rooms, boost the hospitality, service and retail sectors and profile the city on the world stage.”

Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said it would be fantastic to see this premier event held in the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome.

“We saw during the Commonwealth Games just how passionate fans are for the Australian Cycling Team, so we cannot wait,” Mr Drake said.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Cycling Track Gold Medallist Alex Porter said he couldn’t wait to line up in the green and gold for a Track World Cup in his own back yard.

“It’s such an important part for the build-up for Tokyo 2020 and having a home crowd advantage gives us all such a buzz,” Porter said.

Media contact: 0419 620 447

Source: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/8/3/brisbane-to-host-elite-international-track-cycling-event

New cycling festival builds on Commonwealth Games legacy
Fri 29 Jun, 2018

Brisbane has secured a new world-class cycling festival commencing in 2019 which will deliver a multi-million-dollar boost for Queensland’s economy and build on the legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Brisbane Cycling Festival will include a package of at least three cycling events, secured from 2019-2021, including a National Road Series event, Cycling Australian Track National Championships, and the final of the Six Day international track series.

Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said the deal, secured via Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing and Cycling Queensland, was a great win for Queensland.

“Queensland just hosted a raft of cycling events during the Commonwealth Games and this new event is a great opportunity to again showcase the state-of-the art Anna Meares Velodrome – one of the great pieces of infrastructure left behind as a legacy of the Games,” she said.

“Together we expect these events to inject upwards of $8 million into our economy each year of the three-year deal.

“The event highlights the success of Tourism and Events Queensland’s events strategy which has seen the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar double in value to $780 million and has seen major events like this secured for the state which play to Queensland’s strengths.

“Cycling is quickly growing in popularity with almost four million Aussies regularly riding a bike. This together with the high calibre of Australian and international elite talent who will compete in the festival is sure to attract national and international participants to Queensland’s capital.”

Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister Meaghan Scanlon said by consistently securing elite-level events, Queensland had stamped its authority as one of the world’s leading destinations for sporting events.

“The Brisbane Cycling Festival adds to Queensland’s calendar of blockbuster sporting events and reaffirms the state as the home of endurance sport in the Asia-Pacific region.

“By hosting a mix of elite and amateur events, we’re appealing to the masses. We want pro-tour fans to come out and see some of the biggest names in the sport but we also want more Queenslanders to get on a bike – that’s what’s so great about this festival.

“This festival will also be a bonus for local business operators. We expect thousands of spectators from around the world to converge on Brisbane for these events, keen to experience the best of what Queensland has to offer.”

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said securing the Brisbane Cycling Festival was a huge coup for Brisbane, with the city hosting a unique range of professional, amateur and mass participation events over three weeks.

“Brisbane has already demonstrated its ability to host world-class sporting events, and the Brisbane Cycling Festival will be the latest in the city’s major events calendar,” Cr Quirk said.

“With the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome and 680km of bikeway infrastructure, the combination of track and road cycling events will showcase Brisbane to the world during the festival. In addition to professional competition events, local cyclists will also have the chance to get involved with a series of activities including a mass-participation ride across the city.

“The Brisbane Cycling Festival will enhance our reputation as a major cycling destination, the 20,000 annual visitors to the festival will deliver an $8 million economic benefit to Brisbane, supporting local jobs as well as accommodation, retail, hospitality and service sectors.”

Russell Hinwood, Cycling Queensland President said the introduction of the Brisbane Cycling Festival would be a game changer for the sport of ​cycling in Queensland. 

“Brisbane will be promoted as a fantastic cycling participation and spectator destination,” Mr Hinwood said.

“Cycling will obtain unprecedented exposure to local, national and international audiences and opportunities will be provided for all levels of Queensland and national cyclists to participate in world-class events as part of the festival.

“Importantly it also provides the opportunity to promote cycling as an inclusive sporting and recreational activity beneficial to people's, health and wellbeing. 

“Cycling Queensland is excited to be a part of the Brisbane Cycling Festival as it aligns with our mission to encourage more Queenslanders to ride, race and watch the sport of ​cycling."

Steve Drake, Cycling Australia CEO and Managing Director said Queensland was setting the standard for multi-discipline big ticket cycling events and he commended all involved for their hard work in pulling this together.

“The events will showcase the best of Australian cycling on the world stage and for the fans it’s a chance to see the superstars of today and the champions of tomorrow as we head towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.” 

Media contact: 0419 620 447

Source: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/6/29/new-cycling-festival-builds-on-commonwealth-games-legacy

Original Commonwealth Games venues back in the spotlight
Thu 05 Apr, 2018

Queensland’s original games venues are once again hosting the world’s greatest athletes, with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) now underway.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said both the purpose-built Sleeman Sports Complex (SSC) and the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC), which hosted events for the 1982 Commonwealth Games are still in regular use today, more than 35 years later.

“These two venues were built more than 35 years ago, but they’ve stood the test of time,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Nearly a million athletes use these facilities every year, from grassroots sport right through to elite levels.

“Just imagine the volume of people that will benefit from the infrastructure that’s been delivered through GC2018.”

Mr de Brenni said the Sleeman Sports Complex would become a two-time Commonwealth Games venue, with the Anna Meares Velodrome hosting the Track Cycling event from 5 to 8 April.

“I had the opportunity to ride around the Velodrome last year, and it’s truly a top class facility,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The Velodrome recently hosted the National Championships, as well as the English and Japanese National Team’s Training Camps.

“The Australian Swimming Team has also been using the Brisbane Aquatic Centre at SSC for their training in the lead up to the Games.

“Local swimmers Cameron McEvoy, the Campbell sisters and Emily Seebohm will lead a 40-strong Queensland contingent competing for Australia in the pool.”

QSAC also hosted local and international athletes ahead of CG2018 on its recently resurfaced State Athletics Facility (SAF) track and Main Track.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the recent upgrades put Queensland ahead of the pack, with QSAC the only facility in Australia which has two 400m ten lane tracks co-located at the one venue.

“Queensland athletes punch above their weight, and that’s because we support them with better facilities and better training programs than other states,” Mr de Brenni said.

“We’ve delivered $320 million worth of additional sporting and community infrastructure ahead of the Games, including three new sporting venues, one multipurpose venue, and seven upgraded venues.

“World class inclusions like the Rekortan track surface we’ve just put down at QSAC give our Queensland athletes the edge, so I have every expectation we’ll see them all perform at a very high level over the next ten days.”

Media contact: Cat Milton 0447 117 132

Source: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/4/5/original-commonwealth-games-venues-back-in-the-spotlight


Read more articles at sleemansports.com.au

Corporate News

NQ stadium design app launched to give public new look at North Queensland Stadium
Mon 20 May, 2019

The North Queensland Stadium has reached a construction milestone with 50 per cent of the main build works now completed and to celebrate, the nqstadium app has been released on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

SPOTLESS TO CATER AT NORTH QUEENSLAND STADIUM
Fri 19 Apr, 2019

Spotless Group Holdings Limited (Spotless) has secured a contract to join the North Queensland Stadium team as the official caterer for the new venue, for the next five years, continuing a 10-year relationship with the North Queensland region.

Ticketmaster Team Up With North Queensland Stadium
Fri 22 Mar, 2019

Stadiums Queensland has welcomed Ticketmaster as the official ticketing agent for the new North Queensland Stadium.

SQ welcomes report outcomes
Thu 20 Dec, 2018

Stadiums Queensland (SQ) has welcomed the release of the Stadium Taskforce final report.