The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), more commonly known by its former names ANZ Stadium or QE II, is a major sporting facility on the south side of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
The facility opened in 1975 and was officially named Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sports Centre by the Queen in 1977. It was constructed in close proximity to both the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Griffith University campus, which provided athlete accommodation. The Queen Elizabeth II hospital is a small District General Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Griffith University is a public university based in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia.
The original roofed stadium was intended to be the only permanent seating facility. The remainder of the stadium seating was built as "temporary" seating and was intended to be removed after the Commonwealth Games had finished. Public opinion resulted in the unroofed temporary seating being retained as permanent.
The stadium was named ANZ Stadium from 1993 to 2003, when it was the home of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league football team. The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional Rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane Queensland. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games The stadium currently has a capacity of 48,400 people, although the record crowd is 58,912, set during the Super League Grand Final, Brisbane v Cronulla, in 1997. This article details the year of rugby league run by Super League (Australia. The capacity can be increased to 60,000 with the use of extra temporary seating in front of the Eastern and Western grandstands. These were removed when the running track was relaid for the 2001 Good Will games.
In 2002, ownership transferred to the Queensland Government Major Sports Facilities Authority and the venue was given its present name.
The stadium has hosted a number of events including:
The stadium is now mostly retired, although school sporting events are occasionally held on the athletics track. The Australian Championships in Athletics or Australian Open Track and Field Championships are held annually to determine Australia's champion athletes in a range of Track State of Origin is an annual best-of-three series of Rugby league matches between the Maroons, representing the state of Queensland, and the Blues The 1982 Commonwealth Games were held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 30 September&mdash9 October 1982 This article details the Super League half of 1997's split club competition Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s The stadium has also permitted students of the neighboring Griffith University (Nathan campus) to use its expansive carpark, free of charge. Griffith University is a public university based in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia. This is due to the relatively low availability of parking as well as the cost of parking on the campus (there is no free parking). Students who don't mind the ten minute walk from the stadium take advantage of the stadium's large carpark.
Representatives • History • Records • Honours • Players • Venues
1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997
1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007
Lang Park/Suncorp Stadium • QSAC (formerly ANZ Stadium)
Wally Lewis (1988-1989) • Gene Miles (1990-1991) • Allan Langer (1992-1999)
Kevin Walters (1999-2000) • Gorden Tallis (2001-2004) • Darren Lockyer (2005-2008)
Wayne Bennett (1988-2008) • Ivan Henjak (2009-)