Number of Concerts per Year at Suncorp Stadium Could Potentially Double

Suncorp Stadium in Milton could temporarily increase the number of concerts it hosts per year from the current six to 12. A recent survey was also done to determine whether the community supports the proposal.

In mid-September 2022, the State Government released a survey asking the community if they would consider allowing the venue to double the number of concerts it will host per year after the last cap was eased. Currently, Suncorp Stadium is allowed to host up to six concerts only per year.

The survey is meant to help the State Government to understand whether local residents and businesses would support the proposed temporary increase in the number of concerts held at the Milton venue.

In 2015, the concert cap at Suncorp Stadium was increased to six from the previous four as a result of an eight-week online survey that showed that more than 83 per cent of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed to allow the move.

The latest community consultation which aims to determine if residents and local businesses agree to the proposal of having more than six concerts held at the stadium each year or not has already concluded. The responses are now already being considered.

Guns N' Roses is coming to Suncorp Stadium this 22nd November
Guns N’ Roses is coming to Suncorp Stadium this 22nd November | Photo credit: Facebook / Suncorp Stadium 

Within the next six months, there are seven concerts already lined up for the venue – Guns N’ Roses, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

The proposed increase is a temporary measure in anticipation of the increase in the number of concert tours by major acts following the easing of pandemic-induced restrictions in many countries.

Also known as Brisbane Stadium and Lang Park, the Suncorp Stadium was built in the 1910s. The Stadiums Queensland-owned 52,500-seat stadium accommodates a range of uses including Rugby League, Rugby Union, soccer, concerts, boxing, and extreme sports. 

In late September 2022, the Queensland Government re-appointed ASM Global as manager of the stadium for five more years. ASM Global runs stadiums across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Brisbane Stadium in Milton to Host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Exciting news for the thousands of sports fans in Brisbane! Brisbane Stadium in Milton will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, one of the world’s biggest sporting events for women.

Set for July to August 2023, the upcoming competition has been expanded to 32 teams from 2019’s roster of 24 teams. Lang Park’s Brisbane Stadium, which boasts of a 52,500 seating capacity, will host the finals of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, whilst the inauguration will take place at the Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Below are the nine host cities for this sporting event:

Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium
Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau – Eden Park (INCLUDING INAUGURATION)
Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium (INCLUDING FINALS)
Dunedin / Ōtepoti – Dunedin Stadium
Hamilton / Kirikiriroa – Waikato Stadium
Melbourne – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Perth – Perth Rectangular Stadium
Sydney – Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium
Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Wellington Stadium

Photo Credit: Stephen Martin

“The sporting event has the potential to bring thousands of visitors, attract billions of television viewers worldwide and deliver a once in a generation legacy for women’s sport in Queensland,” the Queensland Department of Tourism stated in a press release in welcoming the prestigious sports competition.  

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will bring a significant boost for tourism potentially worth up to $50 million.”

Meanwhile, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and 9 Host Cities across Australia and New Zealand will not only showcase the world’s very best players, but will also provide a powerful platform to unite and inspire people, transform lives and create a lasting legacy for women’s football in Australia and New Zealand and around the world.” 

The full matches and their locations will be announced in late 2021. For ticket reservations, watch out for the updates on the official site.