Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre
The Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre (QSAC), originally known as Queen Elizabeth II Stadium (QEII Stadium), is a 48,500-capacity sports stadium located in Brisbane. Originally built for the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, the venue formerly hosted home games for the Brisbane Broncos and is now primarily used for athletics, including international, national and local events, as well as some football matches. The record crowd set at QSAC was 58,912 for the 1997 Super League Grand Final between the Broncos and Sharks, with temporary seating used to boost capacity.
The Main Stadium consists of two large grandstands on either side of the playing field and several stands forming a semi circle at both ends, with a total capacity of just under 50,000. A secondary track is located within the sports complex, known as the State Athletics Facility, which includes a main grandstand with undercover seating. After the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the athletics track was ripped up, however in 2001, a new track was installed to cater for the 2001 Goodwill Games which were held at the stadium. Tennis has also been played at the stadium, with the Davis Cup being played two times, with a temporary court laid down at one end of the stadium, and temporary stands installed on three sides of the court to enable a capacity of around 15,000. While QSAC doesn't play host to many major events these days, it is the home of a number of sporting bodies including Queensland Athletics and also plays host to soccer, motorcross and concerts.
Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre Details
2001 Goodwill Games