Stadiums Queensland (previously Major Sports Facilities Authority) was officially formed when an act of Parliament, called the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001, was passed on 1 December 2001. Stadiums Queensland is charged with the management of major sports facilities that are declared under Queensland Government regulation as being venues having the capacity to stage national or international sports events, recreational or entertainment experiences.
The organisation commenced operation on 21 December of that same year and on 30 June 2002, assumed responsibility for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Shortly after in 2003 Stadiums Queensland assumed ownership of the redeveloped Suncorp Stadium, Queensland’s largest sporting and entertainment facility.
In 2004 Dairy Farmers Stadium (now 1300 SMILES Stadium) in Townsville became Stadiums Queensland’s sixth major sporting and entertainment facility. On 17 February 2008 the $160 million Skilled Park (now Cbus Super Stadium) was officially opened by Premier Anna Bligh with Peoples Day attracting 22,000 fans.
On the second of January 2009 the $82million Queensland Tennis Centre was officially opened, before welcoming some of the worlds best tennis players through the Brisbane International tennis tournament. The $144.2 million Metricon Stadium was officially opened on 22 May 2011 and hosted its first AFL fixture on 28 May 2011, becoming Stadiums Queensland’s ninth major sporting and entertainment facility.
Today, Stadiums Queensland owns and operates more than $1.2 billion worth of sporting and entertainment infrastructure.
– Source: stadiums.qld.gov.au/About-Us/History.
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
From its Asia Pacific headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention & exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch (opening 2020),Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Shenzhen (opening in 2020); Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (opening 2023) and interests in major stadia in Sydney, Parramatta and Perth; and entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (4), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (4), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023),Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com
American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.
AMERICAN EXPRESS INVITES LOUNGE
American Express Invites have created a network of lounges at 3 entertainment venues across Sydney, Brisbane & Perth for all American Express Card Members to enjoy Find out more>>
To gain entry to the American Express Invites Lounge at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre simply show your American Express® Card. The American Express Invites Lounge is located on Level 3. Entry is available via Administration or through the glass doors on Level 2, just follow the signs to Level 3.
We look forward to welcoming you to the American Express Invites Lounge at Brisbane Entertainment Centre!
Please note: Entry is subject to capacity and granted on a first come first serve basis. Card Members must show their American Express Card to gain entry. Card Members may invite a maximum of 3 additional guests (excluding Platinum Charge and Centurion Card Members who can invite a maximum of 5 additional guests). Food & beverages are available for purchase within the lounge.
10% OFF YOUR NEXT FOOD & BEVERAGE PURCHASE
Elevate your experience the next time you visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre by making the most of your Membership Benefits! Not only do Card Members have exclusive access to the Amex Entertainment Lounge*, but you can now also get 10% off^ your next Food & Beverage purchase at participating outlets. To redeem, simply present your Amex Card to the cashier at checkout & use it to make your purchase.
*Subject to capacity. Wait times may apply. ^Exclusions, T&Cs Apply. For full terms and conditions, visit www.amex.com.au/venues
AMERICAN EXPRESS RESERVED TICKETS*
We reserve some of the best seats in the house for the hottest acts coming to town for American Express Card Members. Find out more>>
Ticketek is the authorised ticketing agent for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. With over 35 years experience ticketing the biggest live events and venues in Australia, Ticketek is the leading ticketing partner to the sports and live entertainment industry and operates Australia’s most advanced multi-channel ticket sales and distribution network.
A truly digital company, ticketek.com.au is Australia’s number one Entertainment Events website, with a market leading mobile platform that gives customers the ability to browse, buy and deliver tickets on their phone, through both the mobile site and iPhone app. Ticketek also offers a dedicated team of call centre representatives, and operates 127 agency outlets, including 39 located at Westfield Concierge desks throughout Australia.
Ticketek sells over 19 million tickets to more than 20,000 events each year, including concerts, sports, theatre, musicals, festivals, exhibitions, experiences and family events. Ticketek provides ticketing services to Australia’s premier venues including ANZ Stadium, Allphones Arena, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena AAMI Park, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Crown Entertainment Complex Melbourne, Blundstone Arena, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Canberra Stadium, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Oval, Crown Entertainment Complex Perth, Perth Theatre Trust, Regal Theatre and Perth Arena.
Ticketek also sells tickets to some of Australia’s most prominent events including the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, Royal Adelaide Show and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Ticketek Australia has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Perth.
For further information please visit their website; www.ticketek.com.au