With a capacity of 25,000, the stadium remains on track for completion just in time for the 2020 National Rugby League season.
Ticketmaster Australia’s Managing Director, Maria O’Connor, said the deal was a great outcome for Ticketmaster. “We are honoured to be part of the North Queensland Stadium story, and we can’t wait to be part of the exciting new events that come to Townsville,” she said.
“We’re committed to customer service, fan engagement, and providing fans a safe and secure ticketing experience, and we look forward to providing this to fans in North Queensland.”
North Queensland Stadium Manager Glenn Arboitt said Ticketmaster would help ensure the stadium would become North Queensland’s premier entertainment destination. “This is going to be a world-class stadium not only for sporting events, but other major entertainment events, concerts and community events,” Mr Arboitt said.
“It will be great to have global entertainment ticketing agent Ticketmaster handle ticketing arrangements for the venue, once it becomes operational.
“Ticketmaster’s wealth of experience in ticketing and technology has helped them lead the ticketing landscape for decades, and through their global network they can help Townsville attract major events,” he said.
North Queensland Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel welcomed the announcement ahead of the move to the club’s new home from 2020.
“Each project milestone brings us another exciting step closer to the first time the Cowboys run out at North Queensland Stadium in early 2020,” Mr Reibel said.
“We already have a great relationship with Ticketmaster as the current provider for our Cowboys membership platform, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to give our members and fans a first-class experience in our new stadium.”
Following the announcement in March that Splendour In The Grass had secured their permanent home at North Byron Bay Parklands, the festival increased their capacity to 42,500,