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Lang Park, also known as Brisbane
Brisbane
Stadium,[3] and by the sponsored name Suncorp Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, located in the suburb of Milton. The current facility comprises a three-tiered rectangular sporting stadium with a capacity of 52,500 people.[1] It is primarily used for rugby league, rugby union, and soccer, with a rectangular playing field of 136 metres by 82 metres.[2] Lang Park
Lang Park
was established in 1914, on the site of the former North Brisbane
Brisbane
Cemetery, and in its early days was home to a number of different sports, including cycling, athletics, and soccer. The lease of the park was taken over by the Brisbane
Brisbane
Rugby League
Rugby League
in 1957 and it became the home of the game in Queensland
Queensland
(remaining so to this day). It has also been the home ground of major rugby union and soccer matches in Queensland
Queensland
since its modern redevelopment, including the Queensland
Queensland
Reds and the Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar, and some Wallabies and Socceroos matches. It hosted the 2008 Rugby League World Cup Final
2008 Rugby League World Cup Final
and the 2017 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup Final.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Origins 1.2 Redevelopment 1.3 Today 1.4 Crowd averages

2 Popular culture 3 Awards 4 Concerts 5 Accessibility 6 Facts 7 2015 AFC Asian Cup 8 Controversies 9 Rugby league
Rugby league
test matches 10 Rugby Union Internationals 11 Boxing 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] Origins[edit] The site of Lang Park
Lang Park
was originally the North Brisbane
Brisbane
Cemetery, and until 1875 was Brisbane's primary cemetery. By 1911 the area was heavily populated, so the Paddington Cemeteries Act (1911) was introduced and the site was redeveloped as a recreational site. In 1914 it was fenced off and named Lang Park
Lang Park
after John Dunmore Lang.[4][5]

1937 soccer match at Lang Park
Lang Park
Milton, (looking towards Milton Road) – teams not known

The ground was leased by the Queensland
Queensland
Amateur Athletics Association (QAAA) in the 1920s. In 1935, the Queensland
Queensland
Soccer
Soccer
Council (QSC) became a sub-tenant of the QAAA, with a view to using it as the home ground for Brisbane
Brisbane
soccer fixtures (leaving its former home, the Brisbane
Brisbane
Cricket Ground).[6] The Latrobe Soccer
Soccer
Club, in turn, became a sub-tenant of the QSC, using the ground for its home games (see image below). However, by 1937, the QSC was considering sub-leasing Lang Park
Lang Park
to "another code of football" (most likely Western Suburbs Rugby League) as it "was not satisfied with the financial returns ... under the sub-lease to the Latrobe-Milton club".[7] Latrobe in turn responded that "'If no action Is taken to introduce the Ipswich clubs into the Brisbane
Brisbane
competition this' season ... the Latrobe-Milton Club cannot accept an increase in rental for Lang Park. Give us competition play with Ipswich and my club will hold the ground as headquarters for the code."[8] On 11 February 1950, the official opening of the Lang Park
Lang Park
Police Citizens Youth Club took place and youth activities commenced because of the concerns with the increase of juvenile delinquency. Activities such as boxing, wrestling, basketball and gymnastics all occur at these premises to this day. Contemporaneous records are scant, but it appears the QSC did not renew the lease the ground after the intervening World War II. In 1953 the Brisbane
Brisbane
Rugby League
Rugby League
(BRL) amalgamated with the Queensland
Queensland
Rugby League
Rugby League
(QRL). QRL secretary Ron McAullife negotiated a 21-year lease of Lang Park
Lang Park
from the Brisbane City Council in order to give the QRL a financially viable base of operations. The park had only the most basic facilities, and the QRL contributed £17,000 to its development. Lang Park
Lang Park
hosted its first game of first grade rugby league during the 1930s, with regular BRL games commencing there in 1955. In 1958 it hosted its first Brisbane rugby league grand final in which Brothers defeated Valleys 22 points to 7.[9] A record crowd of 19,824 saw Northern Suburbs defeat Fortitude Valley at Lang Park
Lang Park
in the BRL grand final in September 1961.[10] In the 1960s, Fonda Metassa famously burst from the back of an ambulance to return to the field after being carted off injured in a match for Norths against Redcliffe. As the ground was used increasingly by the QRL, it became no longer viable for use as a public recreation facility. In 1962 the Lang Park
Lang Park
Trust was created under an act of Parliament. This allowed for the construction of the Frank Burke Stand (1962), Ron McAuliffe Stand (1975) and the Western Grandstand (1994). The Trust had on its board one member from the Queensland
Queensland
Government, one member from the Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council, two members from the Queensland
Queensland
Rugby League
Rugby League
and one member from the Brisbane
Brisbane
Rugby League.[11] From the 1960s Lang Park
Lang Park
hosted interstate and international rugby league, including the inaugural State of Origin match. Up until 1972, it was the home ground of the Western Suburbs Panthers and from 1988 to 1992 it was also the home ground of the Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos. In 1994, the stadium's name was changed to Suncorp Stadium, when naming sponsorship was attained by Queensland
Queensland
financial institution, Suncorp-Metway Limited. The venue is currently managed by AEG Ogden. On 25 May 1997 the 1996/1997 National Soccer
Soccer
League Grand final was played in front of then a capacity crowd of 40,446, where the Brisbane Strikers F.C. defeated Sydney United FC
Sydney United FC
2–0. Redevelopment[edit]

Outside the entrance to the Suncorp Stadium. The mural, seen at right, depicts some Queensland
Queensland
legends of the game.

In the late 1990s, it was decided that Brisbane
Brisbane
needed a state of the art rectangular stadium. Suncorp Stadium was chosen as the site. The $280 million redevelopment commenced in July 2001 after Game One of the 2001 State of Origin series. The redevelopment was completed in time for the match between the Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos and Newcastle Knights on 1 June 2003; Brisbane's first game at Suncorp Stadium since 1996. The stadium is now a 52,500 state of the art all-seater rectangular stadium, a far cry from the former Lang Park
Lang Park
oval with two grandstands set back from a perimeter road. The only remaining stand from before the redevelopment is the Western Grandstand. The extension of the facility resulted in the demolition of a number of buildings along Milton Road, including the former Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council trolley-bus depot. During their relocating year, the Broncos only recorded one win at the venue, against the Sydney Roosters
Sydney Roosters
in Round 16, 2003, unlike one loss at their previous home, ANZ Stadium in Round 5, 2003, against the New Zealand Warriors. Following its redevelopment, questions were raised about the standard of the surface, which was soft underfoot and sandy and was blamed for a spate of injuries to rugby league players using it (temporarily earning the stadium the nickname "Sandcorp Stadium" [1]). Prior to the redevelopment, the stadium was known as "The Cauldron", and Queensland fans developed a reputation for vocal support of their teams, adding to this mythology.

Suncorp Stadium before the Australia
Australia
vs Paraguay soccer international in October 2006.

Suncorp Stadium suffered significant damage during the 2010–2011 Queensland
Queensland
floods with the entire playing field being covered by flood water.[12] An electrical fire started in a transformer room due to water ingress, however there was no major damage from the fire.[13] Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar's match with Wellington Phoenix, originally scheduled for the weekend of 14–16 January, was postponed until 26 January, and the remaining Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar home matches were moved to Skilled Park on the Gold Coast. Suncorp Stadium was out of action until late February, but restored just in time for the commencement of the 2011 NRL season. Temporary change rooms were set up as the original change rooms were damaged as a result of the floods. The original change rooms were restored in time for the commencement of the 2012 NRL season. In September 2016 it was announced that the video screens, originally installed in 2003, would be replaced.[14] Construction started on the new video screens in March 2017 and was finished in early May 2017 in time for an NRL double header. Today[edit] Although the stadium has been the traditional home of rugby league in Queensland, it has also become the state's premier venue for soccer, as well as rugby union. The re-developed Suncorp Stadium first hosted rugby union games at the 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
and in 2005, the stadium became the new home of the Queensland
Queensland
Reds Super Rugby
Super Rugby
team when they moved from their former home at Ballymore Stadium.[2] This move caused some disquiet amongst rugby traditionalists, however was accepted by Queensland
Queensland
Rugby Union CEO Theo Psaros, who said that "our hearts may be at Ballymore but our heads say it's time to move."[3]. The year before the Reds' move, the newly established football team Queensland Roar of the A-League
A-League
also elected to play their home games at Suncorp Stadium. New Zealand
New Zealand
rugby journalist Wynne Gray called Suncorp Stadium perhaps the best rugby stadium in the world. "It is so intimate you can hear the smack of bodies, the boot on leather, you feel the power and rhythm of the games."[15] The stadium has also been favourably compared to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and London's Twickenham Stadium.[16] On 29 July 2006 the Bledisloe Cup
Bledisloe Cup
clash between the Wallabies and the All Blacks returned to Brisbane
Brisbane
for the first time in over a decade for the 2006 Tri Nations Series. Though Australia
Australia
narrowly lost the match, the game saw a new ground record set.

Inside Suncorp Stadium during NRL game

A month later on 7 October the stadium hosted a 1–1 friendly soccer game between Australia
Australia
and Paraguay in which Tony Vidmar, Stan Lazaridis, Zeljko Kalac
Zeljko Kalac
and goal scorer Tony Popovic
Tony Popovic
all retired from international football. On 8 November 2006 a crowd of 44,358 at Suncorp Stadium saw the Great Britain national rugby league team play against Australia
Australia
for the last time. On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 December, Suncorp Stadium hosted its first music concert since the 1980s and the stadium's redevelopment when Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
performed in front of two 52,413 sell-out crowds during his "Close Encounters" tour of Australia, and was the venue for the U2 360 tour in December 2010. That same month the stadium hosted Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
as part of The Circle Tour. Suncorp Stadium was also the site of the 2011 A-League
A-League
Grand Final, drawing a crowd of over 50,000 for the climactic football event. The match was one of the dramatic in A-League
A-League
history, with the Brisbane Roar scoring two goals in the last five minutes to level the scores with the Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
after several hundred home supporters had left the stadium early, many returning after hearing the stadium erupt while waiting for the train. The Roar went on to win 4–2 in the penalty shootout, making for an incredible victory. The stadium is also home to the Lang Park
Lang Park
Police Citizens Youth Club. American Singer-Songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
played at Suncorp Stadium for her Red Tour
Red Tour
on 7 December 2013. Crowd averages[edit]

Suncorp Stadium during the 2012 A-League
A-League
Grand Final

Team Sport Crowd average Season

Queensland
Queensland
Maroons Rugby league 52,500 2015 (one game)

The Wallabies Rugby union 47,444 2012 International Rugby Union Tests

Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos Rugby league 35,354 2014

Queensland
Queensland
Reds Rugby union 28,500 2014 Super Rugby
Super Rugby
season

Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar Association football 14,128 2012–13

Popular culture[edit] In the 1980s Brisbane
Brisbane
rugby league icon Wally Lewis became known as The Emperor of Lang Park
Lang Park
after his performances in State of Origin matches played at the ground. Brisbane-based beer XXXX, which is brewed at the nearby Castlemaine Brewery, ran a television advertisement celebrating this title in song:

Here's to Wally Lewis for lacing on a boot Sometimes he plays it rugged, sometimes he plays it cute He slices through a backline like a Stradbroke Island shark There's glue on all his fingers, he's the Emperor of Lang Park

—  Castlemaine Perkins
Castlemaine Perkins
XXXX advertisement[11]

There are bronze statues of Wally Lewis,[17] Darren Lockyer,[18] Mal Meninga,[19] and Arthur Beetson[20] erected outside the stadium. In 2006, Queensland
Queensland
Minister for Sport, Tom Barton introduced the Stadium's Sports Media Hall of Fame which honours the achievements of media representatives who have covered the two major football codes ( Rugby League
Rugby League
and Rugby Union) played at this historic ground over the past 40 years.[21] So far there are five inductees: rugby league commentator George Lovejoy, rugby league journalists Jack Reardon
Jack Reardon
and Steve Ricketts, Gerry Collins and Frank O'Callaghan. Awards[edit] In 2009 as part of the Q150
Q150
celebrations, Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park) was announced as one of the Q150
Q150
Icons of Queensland
Queensland
for its role as a "structure and engineering feat".[22] Concerts[edit]

Date[23] Performer(s) Attendance

13–14 December 2006 Robbie Williams 104,992

22 January 2008 The Police 25,391

3–4 December 2008 André Rieu 46,835

8–9 December 2010 U2 84,011

14 December 2010 Bon Jovi 40,520

21 November 2012 Coldplay 52,497

7 December 2013 Taylor Swift 38,907

17 December 2013 Bon Jovi 41,376

20 February 2014 Eminem 43,339

11 February 2015 One Direction 32,889

24 February 2015 Foo Fighters 39,851

28 November 2015 Ed Sheeran 46,135

5 December 2015 Taylor Swift 46,881

6 December 2016 Coldplay 51,059

13 March 2017 Justin Bieber 41,000

9 December 2017 Paul McCartney -

25 January 2018 Foo Fighters -

20 & 21 March 2018 Ed Sheeran —

Accessibility[edit] Controversially, the redevelopment was the first major sporting facility in Australia
Australia
with no car parking, primarily due to concerns with traffic congestion in the surrounding residential neighborhood. The stadium's proximity to pubs, restaurants, cafes, bars and the XXXX brewery, together with dedicated pedestrian links to Milton railway station and Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD adds to the match day experience and is seen as a model for new stadiums and large entertainment venues. The stadium redevelopment has been the catalyst for the Barracks urban renewal development at Petrie Terrace midway along the dedicated pedestrian link to the CBD.

Walking Pedestrian
Pedestrian
access

Suncorp Stadium is within walking distance of the CBD area of Brisbane.

Ferry CityCat

Suncorp Stadium is within walking distance of the Milton CityCat
CityCat
stop, which opened in January 2015.

Bus Bus access

Suncorp Stadium is close to bus-stops for the

375 City bus. The bus route is Bardon (outbound) — Stafford (via city – inbound)

385 CityXpress "BUZ" bus. The bus route is The Gap (outbound) — City (inbound).

The BUZ bus runs every 10–15 minutes, 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week.

Frequent shuttle bus services are provided by Brisbane
Brisbane
Transport on match days and for special events, typically from the CBD, Chermside, Carindale and Eight Mile Plains to the bus station under the stadium concourse.

Train Train access

Suncorp Stadium is easily accessible from Milton and Roma Street stations.

Ticket holders are granted free transport on match days:with additional trains scheduled to Milton before and after all major events.

Car There is no public parking at the Stadium. However, paid parking stations are available within 10-minute walking distance in the CBD.

Facts[edit]

Record crowd 52,540 – Rugby League, 12 July 2017[citation needed] Queensland
Queensland
vs New South Wales 2017 State of Origin series

Video screen Yes (x2)

Lights Yes

Sports played Rugby league, Rugby union, Soccer

Annual events State of Origin series, Queensland
Queensland
Cup Grand Final

Historic events 1968 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup 1975 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup 1977 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup 1980 State of Origin game 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship* * The first golden goal since the 1993 rule change by FIFA was in March 1993 by Australia
Australia
against Uruguay in a quarterfinal match at the FIFA World Youth Championships at Suncorp Stadium, Qld, Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup 2008 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup (plus the Final) 2011 Super Rugby
Super Rugby
Final 2011 A-League
A-League
Grand Final 2012 A-League
A-League
Grand Final 2015 AFC Asian Cup Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn 2017 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup.

2015 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC+10) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance

10 January 2015 19:00  Saudi Arabia 0–1  China PR Group B 12,557

12 January 2015 19:00  Jordan 0–1  Iraq Group D 6,840

14 January 2015 19:00  China PR 2–1  Uzbekistan Group B 13,674

16 January 2015 19:00  Iraq 0–1  Japan Group D 22,941

17 January 2015 19:00  Australia 0–1  South Korea Group A 48,513

19 January 2015 19:00  Iran 1–0  United Arab Emirates Group C 11,394

22 January 2015 21:30  China PR 0–2  Australia Quarter-finals 46,067

Controversies[edit] On Saturday, 16 June 2011, The Weekend Australian revealed that Suncorp Stadium was in danger of either losing the hosting rights to all Queensland
Queensland
based NRL finals matches to Sydney, or having its capacity limited to 25,000 seats, due to a condition included in the legislation regarding the Stadium's redevelopment that only 24 'special events' (i.e. with attendance in excess of 25,000) a year can hosted at the venue. This number of special events was reached when the Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos faced the Manly Sea Eagles
Manly Sea Eagles
in Round 26 of the 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership Season. On 6 September 2011, legislation was passed to lift the crowd capacity limit to 35,000 for those 24 events, enabling the Broncos to host finals matches should they progress that far. [24] The stadium's grass quality was criticised by coaches and players during 2015 AFC Asian Cup.[25] Rugby league
Rugby league
test matches[edit] The venue has hosted forty Australia
Australia
internationals. The results were as follows;[26]

Date Opponents Result Attendance Part of

30 July 1962  Great Britain 10–17 34,766 1962 Ashes series

22 June 1963  New Zealand 13–16 30,748 1963 Trans-Tasman Test series

20 July 1963  South Africa 34–6 10,210

4 July 1964  France 27–2 20,076

16 July 1966 Great Britain 6–4 45,057 1966 Ashes series and pre redevelopment attendance record

1 July 1967 New Zealand 35–22 30,122 1967 Trans-Tasman Test series

1 June 1968 31–12 23,608 1968 World Cup

8 June 1968 France 37–4 32,664 1968 World Cup

6 June 1970 Great Britain 37–15 42,807 1970 Ashes series

15 July 1972 New Zealand 31–7 20,847 1972 Trans-Tasman Test series

1 June 1975 36–8 12,000 1975 World Cup

22 June 1975 France 26–6 9,000 1975 World Cup

18 June 1977 Great Britain 15–5 27,000 1977 World Cup

15 July 1978 New Zealand 38–7 14,000 1978 Trans-Tasman Test series

16 July 1979 Great Britain 35–0 23,051 1979 Ashes series

18 July 1981 France 17–2 14,000

3 July 1982 New Zealand 11–8 11,400 1982 Trans-Tasman Test series

9 July 1983 12–19 15,000 1983 Trans-Tasman Test series

26 June 1984 Great Britain 18–6 26,534 1984 Ashes series

18 June 1985 New Zealand 26–20 22,000 1985 Trans-Tasman Test series

29 July 1986 32–12 22,811 1985-88 World Cup and 1986 Trans-Tasman Test series

21 July 1987 6–13 16,500

28 June 1988 Great Britain 34–14 27,130 1988 Ashes series

31 July 1991 New Zealand 40–12 29,139 1989-92 World Cup and 1991 Trans-Tasman Test series

3 July 1992 Great Britain 16–10 32,313 1989-92 World Cup and 1992 Ashes series

30 June 1993 New Zealand 16–4 32,000 1993 Trans-Tasman Test series

23 June 1995 26–8 25,309 1995 Trans-Tasman Test series

14 July 1995 46–10 20,803 1995 Trans-Tasman Test series

11 July 1997 Rest of the World 28–8 14,927 Only test match played for the ARL test team for 1997

9 October 1998 New Zealand 30–12 18,501

22 October 1999 Great Britain 42–6 12,511 1999 Tri-Nations

25 April 2005 New Zealand 32–16 40,317 2005 Anzac Test

5 May 2006 50–16 44,191 2006 Anzac Test

18 November 2006 Great Britain 33–10 44,358 2006 Tri-Nations

20 April 2007 New Zealand 30–6 35,241 2007 Anzac Test

23 November 2008 20–34 50,599 2008 World Cup Final. Record Test attendance at Lang Park

8 May 2009 38–10 37,152 2009 Anzac Test

13 November 2010 12–16 36,299 2010 Four Nations Final

25 October 2014 12–30 47,813* 2014 Four Nations

3 May 2015 12–26 32,681 2015 Anzac Test

23 Nov 2017 Fiji 54–6 22,073 2017 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup Semi-Final

2 Dec 2017 England 6-0 40,033 2017 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup Final

It also hosted three non Australia
Australia
matches. Incidentally, they were all England
England
matches. The first was a 1975 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup match against Wales on 10 June 1975 with 6,000 in attendance and lost 12 - 7. The second was a 2008 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup match against New Zealand on 15 November 2008 with 26,659 in attendance and lost 32 - 22. The third and final to date was a 2014 Four Nations match between against Samoa with 47,813 in attendance and was a double header which was followed by the Australia
Australia
New Zealand
New Zealand
match. England
England
won 32 - 26. Suncorp Stadium will host two matches of the 2017 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup. The venue will play host to the first semi-final on 24 November and the tournament final on 2 December. Rugby Union Internationals[edit]

Game# Date Competition Home team Away team Attendance

1 27 July 1996 1996 Tri Nations Series  Australia 25  New Zealand 32 40,167

2 2 August 1997 1997 Tri Nations Series  Australia 32  South Africa 20 34,416

3 6 June 1998 1998 Cook Cup  Australia 76  England 0 26,691

4 8 August 2003 2003 Tri Nations Series  Australia 29  South Africa 9 51,188

5 11 October 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Pool B  France 61  Fiji 18 46,795

6 15 October 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Pool B  Fiji 19  United States 18 30,990

7 18 October 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Pool A  Australia 90  Romania 8 48,778

8 20 October 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Pool B  Scotland 39  United States 15 46,796

9 24 October 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Pool D  New Zealand 91  Tonga 7 47,588

10 8 November 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Quarter-final 1  Australia 33  Scotland 16 45,412

11 9 November 2003 2003 Rugby World Cup
2003 Rugby World Cup
Quarter-final 4  England 28  Wales 17 45,252

12 26 June 2004 2004 Cook Cup  Australia 51  England 15 52,492

13 2 July 2005 2005 Trophée des Bicentenaires  Australia 37  France 31 50,826

14 15 July 2006 2006 Tri Nations Series  Australia 49  South Africa 0 41,578

15 29 July 2006 2006 Tri Nations Series
2006 Tri Nations Series
/ Bledisloe Cup  Australia 9  New Zealand 13 52,498

16 2 June 2007 2007 James Bevan Trophy  Australia 31  Wales 0 41,622

17 5 July 2008 2008 Trophée des Bicentenaires  Australia 40  France 10 49,542

18 5 September 2009 2009 Tri Nations Series
2009 Tri Nations Series
/ Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia 21  South Africa 6 47,481

19 26 June 2010 2010 Lansdowne Cup  Australia 22  Ireland 15 45,498

20 24 July 2010 2010 Tri Nations Series
2010 Tri Nations Series
/ Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia 30  South Africa 13 44,284

21 27 August 2011 2011 Tri Nations Series / Bledisloe Cup  Australia 25  New Zealand 20 51,858

22 27 August 2011 2012 Bledisloe Cup  Australia 18  New Zealand 18 51,888

23 22 June 2013 2013 Tom Richards Trophy  Australia 21 British and Irish Lions 23 52,499

24 7 September 2013 2013 Rugby Championship / Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia 12  South Africa 38 43,715

25 7 June 2014 2014 Trophée des Bicentenaires  Australia 50  France 23 33,718

26 18 October 2014 2014 Bledisloe Cup  Australia 28  New Zealand 29 45,186

27 18 July 2015 2015 Rugby Championship / Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia 24  South Africa 20 37,633

28 11 June 2016 2016 Cook Cup  Australia 28  England 39 48,735

29 10 September 2016 2016 Rugby Championship / Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia 23  South Africa 17 30,327

30 24 June 2017 2017 Hopetoun Cup  Australia 40  Italy 27 21,849

31 21 October 2017 2017 Bledisloe Cup  Australia 23  New Zealand 18 45,107

Boxing[edit] Suncorp Stadium was the host of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn
Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn
fight for the WBO welterweight championship with 51,052 people in attendance.[27] See also[edit]

A-League
A-League
portal Brisbane
Brisbane
portal

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Airport Central station Clem Jones Tunnel Goodwill Bridge Legacy Way Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges Story Bridge

Sports venues

Ballymore Stadium Chandler Arena Chandler Aquatic Centre Doomben Racecourse Eagle Farm Racecourse Lakeside International Raceway Lang Park
Lang Park
(Suncorp Stadium) Queensland
Queensland
Sport and Athletics Centre Queensland
Queensland
State Hockey Centre Queensland
Queensland
Tennis Centre The Gabba

Heritage

Albert Bridge All Saints Anglican Church Brisbane
Brisbane
Arcade Howard Smith Wharves The Mansions St John's Cathedral St Luke's Anglican Church St Stephen's Cathedral

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State of Origin

New South Wales Queensland

Players Squads Records

Stadium Australia NSWRL

Residents Women's

Players Squads Records

Lang Park QRL

Residents Women's

Series

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Results and statistics Roy and HG's commentary Super League Tri-Series Australian Rugby League
Rugby League
Commission

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Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos

Est. 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland

Club

History Records Honours Players Coaches Representatives

Home grounds

Suncorp Stadium QEII (ANZ) Stadium

Culture

Red Hill Queensland
Queensland
derby South East Queensland
Queensland
derby

League

NSWRL ARL SL NRL

Titles

Premierships (6) 1992 1993 1997 1998 2000 2006

World Club Challenges (2) 1992 1997

Seasons (29)

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Other competitions

Current Holden Cup Auckland Nines Past Amco Cup New South Wales Cup

Affiliations

Current News Corporation Central Queensland
Queensland
Capras Ipswich Jets Norths Devils Redcliffe Dolphins Wynnum Manly Seagulls Past London Broncos

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Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar FC

Players Managers Seasons Records Captains Youth W-League Current season

Club

History

Home stadium

Suncorp Stadium

Seasons (13)

2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

Managers

Miron Bleiberg
Miron Bleiberg
(2005–06) Frank Farina
Frank Farina
(2006–09) Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou
(2009–2012) Rado Vidošić
Rado Vidošić
(2012) Mike Mulvey (2012–2014) Frans Thijssen
Frans Thijssen
(2014–2015) John Aloisi
John Aloisi
(2015–)

Captains

Chad Gibson (2005–07) Craig Moore
Craig Moore
(2007–09) Matt McKay
Matt McKay
(2009–2011) Matt Smith (2011–2014) Matt McKay
Matt McKay
(2014–)

Rivalries

Central Coast Mariners Sydney
Sydney
FC

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National Rugby League
National Rugby League
grounds

New South Wales

Allianz Stadium ANZ Stadium Campbelltown Stadium McDonald Jones Stadium Leichhardt Oval Lottoland Stadium Panthers Stadium Southern Cross Group Stadium UOW Jubilee Oval WIN Stadium

Queensland

1300SMILES Stadium Cbus Super Stadium Suncorp Stadium

Victoria

AAMI Park

ACT

GIO Stadium

New Zealand

Mount Smart Stadium

Future grounds

North Queensland
Queensland
Stadium Western Sydney
Sydney
Stadium

Semi-permanent grounds

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval AMI Stadium (NZ) Barlow Park Belmore Sports Ground Carrington Park Central Coast Stadium Clive Berghofer Stadium Glen Willow Oval Marley Brown Oval Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground Optus Stadium Scully Park Sydney
Sydney
Cricket Ground TIO Stadium

Former grounds

Bennett Oval Birchgrove Oval Carlaw Park
Carlaw Park
(NZ) Carrara Stadium Cazaly's Stadium Concord Oval Cumberland Oval Docklands Stadium Earl Park Eden Park
Eden Park
(NZ) Eric Weissel Oval Erskineville Oval Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium
(NZ) Henson Park Hindmarsh Stadium Lancaster Park
Lancaster Park
(NZ) Lathlain Park Lavington Sports Ground Lidcombe Oval Manuka Oval McLean Park
McLean Park
(NZ) North Sydney
Sydney
Oval Olympic Park Stadium Parramatta Stadium Perth
Perth
Oval Pioneer Oval Pratten Park Princes Park Queensland
Queensland
Sport and Athletics Centre Redfern Oval Seagulls Stadium Seiffert Oval Stadium Mackay Subiaco Oval Sutherland Oval Sydney
Sydney
Showground Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Showground Sydney
Sydney
Sports Ground Townsville
Townsville
Sports Reserve WACA Ground Waikato Stadium
Waikato Stadium
(NZ) Wellington Regional Stadium
Wellington Regional Stadium
(NZ) Wentworth Park Yarrow Stadium
Yarrow Stadium
(NZ)

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Super Rugby
Super Rugby
stadiums

Australia

AAMI Park Allianz Stadium GIO Stadium nib Stadium Suncorp Stadium

New Zealand

AMI Stadium Eden Park FMG Stadium Waikato Forsyth Barr Stadium Westpac Stadium

South Africa

DHL Newlands Emirates Airline Stadium Free State Stadium Growthpoint Kings Park Loftus Versfeld Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Japan

Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

Argentina

José Amalfitani Stadium

Secondary stadiums (2016)

ANZ Stadium McLean Park National Stadium North Harbour Stadium Yarrow Stadium

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National Rugby Championship grounds

New South Wales

Caltex Park Central Coast Stadium Oakes Oval Wade Park Coogee Oval Parramatta Stadium Brookvale Oval Leichhardt Oval Ann Ashwood Park Newcastle Sports Ground Chillingworth Oval Woollahra Oval Concord Oval Granville Park Forshaw Park Manly Oval Pittwater Park

Queensland

Suncorp Stadium Ballymore Bond University Cbus Super Stadium Mike Carney Toyota Park Rugby Park, Rockhampton Toowoomba Sports Ground Stockland Park

Victoria

AAMI Park Holmesglen Reserve Frankston Park Simonds Stadium Latrobe City Stadium

Australian Capital Territory

Viking Park

Western Australia

HBF Arena Rockingham RUC UWA Rugby Club

South Australia

Adelaide
Adelaide
Airport Oval

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A-League
A-League
stadiums

Current home grounds

AAMI Park Allianz Stadium ANZ Stadium Central Coast Stadium Coopers Stadium Etihad Stadium McDonald Jones Stadium nib Stadium Suncorp Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Showground Stadium Westpac Stadium

Alternate home grounds

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Campbelltown Stadium Canberra
Canberra
Stadium Eden Park Simonds Stadium North Sydney
Sydney
Oval Port Macquarie Regional Stadium Penrith Stadium Subiaco Oval Wollongong
Wollongong
Showground

Under construction

Western Sydney Stadium
Western Sydney Stadium
(2019)

Disused

Arena Manawatu Carrington Park Forsyth Barr Stadium Jubilee Oval Latrobe City Stadium Lancaster Park Lavington Sports Ground McLean Park Rugby League
Rugby League
Park York Park

Former home grounds

North Harbour Stadium
North Harbour Stadium
( New Zealand
New Zealand
Knights) Parramatta Stadium
Parramatta Stadium
(Demolished) Robina Stadium
Robina Stadium
(Gold Coast United) Olympic Park Stadium
Olympic Park Stadium
(demolished) Willows Sports Complex
Willows Sports Complex
(North Queensland
Queensland
Fury)

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1968 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

Australia

Lang Park Sydney
Sydney
Cricket Ground

New Zealand

Carlaw Park

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1975 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

England

Central Park Headingley Odsal The Willows Wilderspool

France

Stade du Parc Lescure Stade Gilbert Brutus Stadium Municipal Stade Vélodrome

Australia

Lang Park Sydney
Sydney
Cricket Ground

New Zealand

Addington Showground Carlaw Park

Wales

St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground

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1977 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

Australia

Lang Park Sydney
Sydney
Cricket Ground

New Zealand

Addington Showground Carlaw Park

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1985–1988 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

Australia

Eric Weissel Oval Lang Park Sydney
Sydney
Football Stadium

France

Stade Albert Domec Stade Gilbert Brutus Parc Des Sports

New Zealand

Addington Showground Eden Park Carlaw Park

England

Central Park Headingley

Papua New Guinea

Lloyd Robson Oval

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1989–1992 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

England

Central Park Headingley The Boulevard Wembley

Australia

Lang Park Pioneer Oval Townsville
Townsville
Sports Reserve

France

Stade Albert Domec Stade Gilbert Brutus

New Zealand

Addington Showground Mount Smart Stadium

Papua New Guinea

Lloyd Robson Oval Danny Leahy Oval

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Venues of the 2003 Rugby World Cup

Stadium Australia
Australia
(Sydney) Docklands Stadium
Docklands Stadium
(Melbourne) Lang Park
Lang Park
(Brisbane) Subiaco Oval
Subiaco Oval
(Perth) Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney Football Stadium
(Sydney) Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval
(Adelaide) Willows Sports Complex
Willows Sports Complex
(Townsville) Canberra Stadium
Canberra Stadium
(Canberra) Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Stadium
(Gosford) York Park
York Park
(Launceston) Wollongong Showground
Wollongong Showground
(Wollongong)

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2008 Rugby League
Rugby League
World Cup venues

Australia

Browne Park Canberra
Canberra
Stadium Central Coast Stadium Docklands Stadium Lang Park Newcastle International Sports Centre Parramatta Stadium Penrith Stadium Robina Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Football Stadium Willows Sports Complex Wollongong
Wollongong
Showground

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2015 AFC Asian Cup
2015 AFC Asian Cup
stadiums

Stadium Australia
Australia
(Sydney) Brisbane
Brisbane
Stadium (Brisbane) Canberra Stadium
Canberra Stadium
(Canberra) Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
(Melbourne) Newcastle S

.