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 one of nine major sporting and entertainment facilities 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.