With the 2018 Commonwealth Games being hosted on the Gold Coast, some stadiums in Brisbane were used to host various sports and preliminary qualifying events. This in turn meant that new facilities were either purpose-built for the job, or existing facilities underwent upgrades or renovations. Brisbane is therefore privileged to have some of the best stadiums and sporting venues in the country.
We explore some of the biggest and the best, explain which teams are based there and who currently holds naming sponsorship rights on them.
And when it comes to reliable group transportation in Brisbane to get to any of these venues, TravelSafe’s fleet of affordable small coaches and mini buses is at your service.
Stadiums Brisbane – Holloway Field (Wild Moose Stadium)
Holloway Field, currently known as Wild Moose Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is the home of Queensland baseball. Since the 2013/2014 seasons it’s also been the home venue for the Brisbane Bandits, Queensland’s state baseball team. The stadium is located in Newmarket in Brisbane.
When the Bandits first relocated to the venue some major upgrades were implemented in order to bring it up to national standards for ABL games. This included lighting for night games, additional seating to add to the 1,000 already available, new backstop netting and improvements to the infield. The foul poles from the Major League Baseball Opening Series held at the Sydney Cricket Ground were relocated to Holloway Park after the series.
Stadiums Brisbane – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is home to several sporting teams, including the Queensland Firebirds netball and the Brisbane Bullets basketball teams. It’s located in South Brisbane and is owned by South Bank Corporation.
The venue is rated as one of the best in the world. It can seat 4,000 people and has a variety of facilities including conference rooms, a ballroom, and 2 auditoriums.
Stadiums Brisbane – Brisbane Cricket Ground
Fondly known as the The Gabba due to its location in Woolloongabba, the Brisbane Cricket Ground is Australia’s 10th largest sporting stadium and home to the Brisbane Lions AFL team, Brisbane Heat (Twenty20 cricket) and the Queensland cricket team.
It can seat 42,000 people and is the state’s second largest sports stadium after Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium). The venue is also used to host entertainment events like music concerts and other live events.
Stadiums Brisbane – Queensland State Hockey Centre
The Queensland State Hockey Centre is a multi-purpose stadium in Morningside that is currently used for field hockey. Built in 1996 and owned by the State Government, it cost $12 million AUD to build and can seat 1,000 people.
There are several grass playing fields as well as two international standard water based synthetic hockey fields with lighting. Currently the Centre is the home ground of the Qld men’s and women’s AHL hockey teams, the Queensland Blades and Queensland Scorchers.
Stadiums Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium
We couldn’t put this blog together about stadiums in Brisbane without mentioning the state’s largest sporting complex, Suncorp Stadium or Lang Park. It’s also the 6th largest stadium in Australia and one of the oldest, having been built in 1914.
Located in Milton, it has a 52,500 seating capacity and is the current home for a number of state teams. Notably current reigning NRL premiers the Brisbane Broncos along with the Qld state rugby league and union teams, and the Brisbane Roar FC (football).
Like many other venues, it is also used for various other types of entertainment events.
If you are considering arranging for a group of friends, family, or work mates to attend a sporting event or one of the entertainment events around Brisbane, TravelSafe can help. Our low cost mini bus hire in Brisbane is an ideal way to get everyone there and back safely.