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The Gabba News

The World's Big Sleep Out
Wed 18 Sep, 2019
On Saturday 7th December, the world will unite to help fight homelessness with what is thought to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in a generation. With an aim of raising $50,000,000, The World’s Big Sleep Out , spearheaded by Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of social enterprise Social Bite, will take place in up to 50 locations around the world.
Gabba Secures Easter blockbuster for the Next Two Years
Fri 13 Sep, 2019
An Easter blockbuster between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood has been locked in at the Gabba for the next two years, Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has today announced.
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. 


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Suncorp Stadium News

TICKETS FOR MAGIC ROUND ON SALE
Tue 12 Nov, 2019
Tickets on Sale for Magic Round
 
CONTACTLESS TICKETS A HIT FOR SUNCORP STADIUM FANS
Wed 06 Nov, 2019
CONTACTLESS TICKETS A HIT FOR SUNCORP STADIUM FANS
 
NRL at Stadium in 2020
Tue 29 Oct, 2019

STADIUM TO HOST 12 BRONCOS HOME GAMES & MAGIC ROUND IN 2020


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Cbus Super Stadium News

‘Worlds Collide’ fight tickets on sale now
Wed 18 Sep, 2019
Boxing fans can now secure tickets to watch two worlds collide this November, when Australian boxing legend Anthony Mundine and Gold Coast kickboxing legend John Wayne Parr take to the boxing ring at Cbus Super Stadium.
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.


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1300SMILES Stadium News

Farewell 1300SMILES Stadium
Fri 30 Aug, 2019
We bid farewell to North Queensland’s home of rugby league for the past 25 seasons.
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!


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QSAC News

Queensland State Netball Centre renamed as NISSAN ARENA
Mon 28 Oct, 2019

Introducing... Nissan Arena!

Nissan has joined the Queensland Firebirds and Brisbane Bullets teams, as the official naming rights sponsor of their new state of the art home base, at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre (QSAC).

The $44 million Queensland State Netball Centre, which features eight indoor hard courts, including a 5,000 seat show court, a gymnasium and high performance training facilities will be known as Nissan Arena for at least the next three years following the deal.

Netball teams up with basketball as Bullets become tenants at QSNC
Wed 31 Jul, 2019
Netball Queensland is thrilled to announce the Brisbane Bullets as the new anchor tenant at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan.
 
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.


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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


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Corporate News

Magic returns to Brisbane in May 2020
Tue 12 Nov, 2019
More than 50,000 rugby league fans are expected to travel to Brisbane for the second ever Magic Round, to be held on the May long weekend.
North Queenslanders get ready to raise the roof
Fri 08 Nov, 2019
The heavy lifting is now complete on the Pandanus plant-inspired roof of the North Queensland Stadium with the last of 36 roof trusses being craned into place this morning.
Novak Djokovic to headline ATP Cup in Brisbane
Mon 16 Sep, 2019

The world’s number one male tennis player - Novak Djokovic - is set to headline the Brisbane leg of the ATP Cup in January, playing at the Queensland Tennis Centre for the first time since 2009.

Magic Round delivers millions for Queensland businesses
Wed 21 Aug, 2019

The inaugural NRL Magic Round pumped a whopping $20million into Queensland’s economy over four days according to economic modelling released today.

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.