Queensland Country Bank Stadium turns one this month and locals are being encouraged to get involved in the celebrations.
The $293.5 million state of the art stadium officially opened in February last year with a series of events, including a community day, a concert featuring Sir Elton John and the first North Queensland Cowboy’s home game.
Queensland Country Bank Stadium Manager Tom Kimball said one lucky winner would have the chance to win a ‘golden ticket’ as part of the celebrations.
“It’s our birthday and we want our fans to get in on the fun, with the chance to win a two tickets to every major, ticketed event at the stadium this year,” Mr Kimball said.
“All you have to do is tell us what’s ‘golden’ about Queensland Country Bank Stadium, via our website,” he said.
“We’re also encouraging patrons to share their favorite Elton John concert pics or Game 1 Cowboys pics with us via social media, for the chance to be featured on our pylon signage as part of commemorative stadium light and music shows.
“Despite the challenges thrown out by 2020, we still managed to welcome 90,000 fans through our gates in our first year, and we think that’s worth celebrating.
“We’ve also notched up our first sell-out at Game one of the NRL, hosted the stadium’s first boxing match, held more than 100 functions and community events, sold the equivalent of four V8 Supercars worth of hot chips, and clocked up over 6,000 kilometers on the mower.”
Year One by numbers:
12 major events
103 functions and community events
37,991 XXXX Gold Cans, the equivalent of 4.56km or 4 lengths of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
11,087 bottles of softdrink – 6,652.20 litres – enough to fill 5 spas
17,175 large chips, the equivalent in weight to 4 V8 supercars
5,442 Stockman’s burgers – 870kg of beef
Competition information and event details are available here.