Ticketmaster secures rights for North Queensland Stadium
Ticketmaster has been named the official ticketing agent for Townsville’s North Queensland Stadium.
The 25,000 seat sporting and entertainment venue is set to open in time for the 2020 National Rugby League season.
Ticketmaster Australia’s Melbourne based managing director Maria O’Connor said the deal was a great outcome for Ticketmaster.
“We are honoured to be part of the North Queensland Stadium story, and we can’t wait to be part of the exciting new events that come to Townsville,” O’Connor said.
“Ticketmaster has a regionally-focussed content strategy, and we’re committed to doing our best to attract major events to the venue, while also supporting community development.”
She said that part of the agreement was that dedicated ticketing outlets would be opened in Townsville, Mackay and Cairns.
North Queensland Stadium manager Glenn Arboit said Ticketmaster would help ensure the stadium would become North Queensland’s premier entertainment destination.
“This is going to be a world-class stadium not only for sporting events, but other major entertainment events, concerts and community events,” he said.
“It will be great to have global entertainment ticketing agent Ticketmaster handle ticketing arrangements for the venue, once it becomes operational.
“Ticketmaster has a proven track record in Australia, servicing several major hires at venues like The Gabba (in Brisbane) and Marvel Stadium (in Melbourne), and also successfully implementing ticketing arrangements during the commissioning of Optus Stadium in Perth.
“Ticketmaster’s wealth of experience in ticketing and technology has helped them lead the ticketing landscape for decades, and through their global network they can help Townsville attract major events.”