North Queensland Stadium Aerial


North Queensland Stadium is a centrally located, 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose regional stadium that is currently being built in Townsville and is on track to be operating by the start of the 2020 National Rugby League Premiership Season. The stadium will be home to the famous North Queensland Cowboys NRL Team.

North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Queensland Government, Australian Government and Townsville City Council and is supported by the National Rugby League (NRL) and North Queensland Cowboys. The stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal that was signed in December 2016.

Once complete, North Queensland Stadium will become another major sporting and entertainment facility owned and operated by Stadiums Queensland.

For more information on the stadium project, including construction progress and tender opportunities, please visit the Department of Housing and Public Works North Queensland Stadium page.

North Queensland Stadium Seating Capacity

  • 2,550 Northern Stand

  • 10,300 Eastern Stand

  • 7,600 Southern Stand

  • 2,200 Western Stand

  • 2,350 Corporate Area

North Queensland Stadium Design


North Queensland Stadium's design embraces the project’s vision to attract visitors and investment, celebrate Townsville's climate, value the water edge environment, deliver high quality public spaces and support urban regeneration.

North Queensland Stadium will feature generous plazas and landscaped green spaces. The grassed northern parkland and plaza will form part of the northern entry and provide a space for friends and family to meet before entering the stadium. 

The horseshoe-shaped, cantilever roof inspired by the tropical pandanus plant provides an elegant expression of the building while shading about 75% of the seating, with generous overhangs over the concourse and main entry.

The modern look and feel of North Queensland Stadium has been enhanced by incorporating the sports lighting into the stand roofing, eliminating the need for light towers. On the sweeping nine (9) metre wide concourse patrons will be able to walk the full 600 metre circumference of the stadium without the use of stairs and be able to take in views to the field of play.

North Queensland Stadium Corporate and Function Facilities

  • 88 external corporate boxes

  • 17 corporate suites
  • Two major function rooms
  • A number of corporate experiences including:
    • Field Club
    • Centreline Club
    • Club Lounge
    • Chairman’s Lounge
    • The Terraces
    • Sky Decks

For more information on North Queensland Stadium non-event day functions see our Venue Functions Page.


North Queensland Stadium Food & Beverage Facilities

  • 29 permanent general admission food and beverage outlets with options to bump in more for special events

North Queensland Stadium Player / Athlete Facilities

  • Four player change rooms with dedicated wet areas, spa bath, warm up area, medical room and massage room, along with flexible spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes including green rooms, event management and dressing rooms