History

Built by the Brisbane City Council as a world class multipurpose facility, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre formed part of Brisbane's bid for the 1992 Olympic Games. 

The Centre has been operated since its inception by AEG Ogden (Brisbane) Pty Ltd. Ownership was transferred to Stadiums Queensland (formally Major Sports Facilities Authority) from 1 July 2002. 

DID YOU KNOW...

OPENING EVENT

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean on Thursday 20th February 1986. Ticket prices were: Adults - $22.90 & Juniors - $15.90. 

FILM & TV

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre was the home to the original "Gladiators" television series. 

SCULPTURES, STATUES & ARTIST RECOGNITION

  • Leroy Loggins, an Australian Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, was immortalized in a true to life (196cm tall) bronze statue. This was a tribute from the people of Brisbane to honour a basketball legend.

  • Laura Geitz was captain of the Australian Diamonds and Queensland Firebirds. Her bronze statue now stands at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

  • P!NK is the highest selling solo artist in the Centre's history. In 2009 the P!NK Ladies Door 6 Female toilets were officially opened by P!NK to commemorate this outstanding achievement.

ACCOLADES

2010 Ranked No. 1 in the world by Venues Today for venues with a capacity between 10,000 - 15,000 for the most recent six month period (16 Oct 2010 to 15 May 2011). Ranked No. 1 by Billboard Magazine in its rankings for venues in the same capacity category for the corresponding period. 

2012 Ranked No. 1 Venue in the World in the 10,001-15,000 capacity category in Venues Today’s Top 10 worldwide venue “Top Stops” for 2012 beating O2 World Hamburg, Vector Arena Auckland and the Sydney Entertainment Centre. 

2015 Nominee for "Best Energy Efficient Project" at the 2015 AEG Summit.

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The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is a venue of Queensland Government - Stadiums Queensland and proudly managed by AEG Ogden