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North Queenslanders offered exclusive first look at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

North Queenslanders offered exclusive first look at Queensland Country Bank Stadium
January 16, 2020

North Queenslanders are being offered a once-only Open Day on Saturday 22nd February 2020 to experience the Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Member for Mundingburra Coralee O’Rourke announced the free Open Day, which will run from 9.00am – 1.00pm, will be the only opportunity for the general public to step inside the facility and go behind the scenes of the new stadium before its first major event with Elton John on 29th February 2020.

O’Rourke advised “the community will have an opportunity to see inside this exciting, state-of-the-art project that will be the pride of the region and make North Queensland a drawcard for national and international sports and major events.

“Community members will be able to explore the unique stadium design and walk through the various stands to find where they want to book their seats for future events. The corporate facilities will also be open for viewing."

Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper added that the finishing touches to the stadium were being applied before Open Day noting “inside our stadium, locals will get behind-the-scenes access to the team change rooms where the will Cowboys get ready to take to the field.  The commentary boxes and coaches’ boxes will also be open to the community.

“As we know the final seat checks are being carried out through January, and by February the majority of the turf will be laid.

“The Open Day is a community celebration for the new stadium which was built by North Queenslanders for North Queenslanders and for all visitors to the area.”

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni announced a trial of the turnstiles and ticketing will also be undertaken to ensure the systems are working perfectly for the Elton John concert.

Minister de Brenni advised “tickets for the stadium Open Day are free but registration will be required for entry. This can be done by using the Queensland Country Bank Stadium ticketing partner Ticketmaster to reserve your tickets.

“By registering with Ticketmaster, each person can book up to six tickets for the Open Day.

“Open Day tickets will also allow people to travel free on park and ride shuttles from designated park and ride areas.

Minister de Brenni said that the Friday evening prior to open day, a “Thank You BBQ” will be held at the stadium for workers who helped build the Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

“The Queensland Country Bank Stadium was built by locals for locals. An incredible amount of work went into this world class venue and it’s only right they receive thanks for that.”

In addition, to acknowledge the stadium’s flagship tenant – the North Queensland Cowboys – Cowboys full season members will be afforded the opportunity to preview their seats on this night.

Information about upcoming events, including the Elton John Concert and the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, is available at:

Further ticketing information, as well as event timings and transport, are available at

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