The Suncorp Stadium is an impressive 52,500 seated multi-purpose stadium in the suburb of Milton in Brisbane. Originally opened in 1914, the stadium is not only the home of the Brisbane Roar since 2005, but also the home of the Brisbane Broncos (NRL) and Queensland Reds (Super Rugby), whilst also hosting Rugby League’s annual State of Origin.
Tickets at Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Broncos (NRL) Tickets
The National Rugby League (NRL) season runs from March to September. Tickets for the Brisbane Broncos can be purchased through the official NRL website here.
Brisbane Roar (A-League) Tickets
The A-League season runs from October to May.
With the average attendance for Brisbane Roar in the 2017/18 season being 9,093, you’re never going to struggle to get a ticket.
Occasionally, matches are ‘double-headers’ with the Brisbane Roar’s women team W-League fixture, preceding the A-league fixture.
Public transport is included for free with the cost of your ticket.
Ticket prices range from:
- Adult – $25-$42
- Concession (Full Time Student/Pensioner) – $22-$37
- Junior (4-15 years) – $16-$18
- Family (1 Adult & 1 Junior) – $37-$55
- Family (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) – $65-$105
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek here.
Queensland Reds (Super Rugby) Tickets
The Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby competition is held each year from March to August. Queensland Reds tickets can be purchased through Ticketek here.
State of Origin Tickets
The State of Origin is a best of three match series, played between state representatives from Queensland and New South Wales. The match hosted in Queensland is usually played at the Suncorp Stadium in June/July. Tickets can be purchased through the official NRL website here.
Suncorp Stadium Tour
Stadium tours of the Suncorp Stadium take place every Thursday at 10:30am. The tour costs $17.50 for Adults and $11.50 for Concessions. Further information is available on the official website.
Location & Travel to Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane’s excellent public transport network is run by TransLink, I would recommend purchasing one of the reusable Go Card’s if you intend on taking a few journeys. Public transport is free with the cost of your ticket 4 hours before and after the match.
There is an excellent TransLink journey planner available online or as an app, click here to access.
Air – Brisbane Airport is 16km north of Brisbane CBD and serves many international and domestic destinations
The Airtrain links Brisbane Airport with the CBD with tickets costing $16.50 one way, $31 return.
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Bus – Most services stop at Queen Street Bus Station and King George Square Bus Station. On match days, there are shuttle services to the stadium from the City, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains/Mt Gravatt (Garden City), Chermside and The Gap.
Ferry – TransLink also runs a number of ferry services along Brisbane River. The closest terminal to the Suncorp Stadium is at Milton, approximately a 15 minute walk away.
Parking – Car parking is extremely limited on match days, with parking restrictions in force in the stadium’s surrounding area.
Train – The Citytrain network has six main lines, which all pass through Roma Street Station, Central Station and Fortitude Valley Station. Roma Street is 1km away from the stadium, with Milton Station about 500m away.
Walk – Both train stations are less than a 15 walk from the stadium, with Brisbane CBD being about a 25 minute walk.
Hotels near Suncorp Stadium
I visited Brisbane several times in 2018 and can therefore recommend the following accommodation:
Mercure Brisbane King George Square – Located right in the heart of King George Square, this is everything you’d expect from a Mercure hotel and more. Rooms from about $150 a night.
The Capitol Apartments – located in South Brisbane, these modern apartments are located about a 15 minute walk from South Bank. Apartments from about $120 a night.
Oaks Aurora Tower – another set of modern apartments overlooking Brisbane River, about a 10 minute walk from Brisbane CBD. Apartments from about $150 a night.
Art Series Hotel – The Johnson – a very modern and bright hotel, set in the area of Spring Hill. A little further out, it will take you about 15 minutes to walk into the CBD and rooms start from $100 a night.
Where to eat/drink
The main hub of Brisbane is located at Queen Street, with plenty of restaurants and bars to be found nearby. Fortitude Valley has a number of reasonably priced restaurants and bars.
If you’re looking for some quick and easy food pre-match in Brisbane CBD, try Sushi Hub on Albert Street, probably the best sushi I’ve had anywhere in the world, or the Ginger Garlic Indian Cuisine on Adelaide Street for a cheap, ready to take away Indian.
Inside the Suncorp, there are a number of food outlets with different snacks on offer. There are bars inside, including the Precinct Bar on the Northern Plaza, with beers such as XXXX on sale. One difference for me being from the UK was that you are able to drink beer inside the ground!