ABOUT SUNCORP STADIUM
Suncorp Stadium is south-east Queensland’s world class, state-of-the-art stadium and is considered by many to be the finest football venue in Australia. Situated in the heart of Brisbane city, Suncorp Stadium’s cauldron like design and proximity to the field ensures patrons a view and atmosphere unlike any other.
Originally established as a cemetery by Reverend John Dunmore Lang in 1840, the century that followed saw Brisbane grow rapidly and as a result, the city expanded west beyond Hale Street forcing the cemetery’s closure. By the end of the 19th Century, the unique suburbs surrounding the stadium were developed and heavily populated and this lack of open space led the Ithaca Council to petition for three acres of the site for use as recreational fields.
In 1891, the area was designed as a recreational reserve and was soon fenced off and used to facilitate football and cricket matches. With further urban development seemingly inevitable, increased public pressure to use the area for recreational purposes resulted in the local council persuading the Government of the day to re-use the dilapidated cemeteries.
Rubbish sites and parklands followed however the 6.2 hectare site was eventually fenced off and declared a public recreation reserve. Lang Park, as it was to be known, then evolved into a sporting precinct with tennis courts, athletic and football facilities.
In the years that would follow, Lang Park became home to some of Brisbane’s most avidly supported sporting bodies, including Queensland Rugby League and the Brisbane Broncos, as well as hosting international football, rugby union, rugby league and cricket matches. It even began hosting night baseball matches in 1972.
Following a report commissioned by the Queensland Government in 1999, a state-of-the-art modern stadium was proposed with construction commencing in 2001. By 2003, Brisbane was introduced to a ground that to this day holds a special place in the hearts of Queenslanders and is considered one of the sporting cathedrals of the state and city.
Your Suncorp Stadium event ticket entitles you to travel free, to and from matches, on the QR Citytrain rail and Brisbane Transport bus networks. Simply present your event admission ticket for verification to rail and bus staff as you board their services. Remember, no even ticket, no free travel.
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PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Brisbane Transport Services
Patrons catch regular timetable services. In addition, special shuttle bus services from the City, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains/Mt Gravatt (Garden City), Chermside and The Gap run direct to the stadium.
To the game: Special shuttle services will run at regular intervals for 2 hours before kick-off.
From the game: At the end of the game, patrons should make their way to their bus departure location. For a one hour period, high frequency bus services will operate.
QR Citytrain Services
Milton and Roma Street are the main rail stations for patrons traveling too and from Suncorp Stadium. Patrons in wheelchairs or with a walking disability should travel to/from Roma Street Station, then connect with a shuttle bus to/from the stadium.
To the game: Patrons can catch regular, timetabled services to either Roma Street or Milton Station.
From the game: Additional services to those scheduled will be provided on all lines to meet post-match demand.
On event days, parking restrictions will apply in the local area surrounding the stadium. Fifteen minute parking limits will apply in most of the restricted areas. On-the-spot fines will be issued to offending motorists.
Suncorp Stadium rivals the best football stadiums in the world in catering for patrons with a disability.
- 228 wheelchair positions (with generous seat widths);
- 228 escort seats;
- 312 enhanced amenity seats (with moveable arms);
- level walkways except for some low angle ramps;
- minimum edges or steps;
- equitable distribution of wheelchair positions around the stadium;
- wheelchair accessible entries and exits and phone and counter heights;
manned lifts; and
five wheelchair access gates.
Transport for Brisbane (TfB) provides dedicated shuttle bus services between the city (Ann St, opposite Central Station) and major suburban centres. TfB bus fleet is 100% wheelchair accessible. On arrival at Suncorp Stadium bus station, customer service officers are available to assist patrons to access the bus station lift to the Southern Plaza (Milton Road end).
Patrons in wheelchairs or with a walking disability can use Citytrain services to and from Central Station and proceed to Anzac Square on Ann Street to connect with a shuttle bus directly to and from the Stadium. Patrons with a disability should call Translink on 13 12 30 should they require assistance with making the train to bus transfer.
MAXI-TAXI AND CAR DROP OFFS
There are two set-down and pick-up zones, suitable for maxi-taxis and cars carrying people with a disability. These are located at Castlemaine Street (between Cordova Street and Heussler Terrace) and Caxton Steet (between Hale Street and Castlemaine Street). Maxi-taxis can also use the taxi rank in Castlemaine Street near Caxton Street. After events, up to 10 vehicles, including maxi-taxis, are able to wait in these zones for people with disabilities exiting the Stadium.
To view the location of the PWD pick up and drop off points, please visit the Suncorp Stadium Seating Map.
On event days, a limited amount of parking is available on Castlemaine and Cordova Streets for the holders of Queensland Disability Parking Permits and Australian Disability Parking Permits. Staff are positioned in Cordova, Castlemaine and Chippendall Streets to then assist patrons with a disability to gain access to the Stadium. An accessibility ticket to an event does not guarantee a parking space at the Stadium.
There are limited spaces available so bookings are essential. To book an accessibility car park space, please contact the Stadium during business hours on (07) 3331 5000.