|Tony Ireland Stadium comprises an AFL and cricket oval, a 1000-seat grandstand and supporting facilities, a practice oval and cricket practice nets.
It is anticipated that Tony Ireland Stadium will attract AFL and cricket matches at local, regional, state and national levels, beginning with the KFC 20/20 Big Bash on New Year's Eve.
A two storey grandstand has been constructed, featuring a cantilevered roof curving in both cross and long sections, which rise from just above the spectator berms.
The lower level incorporates change rooms, storage for gardening equipment, externally accessible amenities, an AFL Townsville development office, a shared meeting room and facilities for medical and drug testing.
The upper level features a shared AFL, cricket and corporate lounge with club administration, amenities, kitchen, store and management and meeting rooms, and is the home of the Thuringowa Bulldogs and Queensland AFL.
There is also wheelchair access to the main entrance at the southern end of the stand with entry to the field and all the lower level facilities.