1300SMILES Stadium Facility


1300SMILES Stadium  is North Queensland’s iconic regional sporting and entertainment facility, renowned for its electrifying atmosphere and attracting a wide range of major events to the region.

Home to the North Queensland Cowboys NRL team, the 26,500 capacity venue attracts a variety of major events including rugby league, soccer, Nitro Circus and concerts such as Elton John and Keith Urban

1300SMILES Stadium is a major sporting and entertainment facility owned and operated by Stadiums Queensland.


There are a range of facilities and services available at 1300SMILES Stadium for patrons and venue hirers to utilise.

Seating capacity (26,500 seats)

  • 2,435 Western stand
  • 8,859 Eastern stand
  • 3,415 Northern stand
  • 3,032 Southern stand
  • 8,726 General admission
  • 33 Wheelchair seats

Corporate facilities for hire

  • 84 external corporate boxes (western stand)
  • 42 external corporate boxes (eastern stand)
  • 12 internal corporate boxes
  • 120 seat Townsville Lounge
  • 120 seat Cleveland Club
  • 40 seat North Queensland Lounge
  • 80 seat Magnetic Room
  • Two 900 space car parks for driving training and events

Player / athlete facilities

  • 130.5m x 81.5m rectangular playing surface
  • 2 player change rooms

Stadium access

  • 14 entry turnstiles
  • 2 passenger lifts

Concession stands

  • 40 permanent and temporary food and beverage outlets located at various areas of the ground.

Media facilities

  • 8 TV and radio broadcast booths
  • Event technical operations room

To find out more about 1300SMILES Stadium's non-game day venue hire options, please visit our Venue Functions and Stadium Hire pages.