Club: Brisbane Roar FC | Opening: 1914 | Capacity: 52,500 seats
History and description
Suncorp Stadium, also known as Brisbane Stadium and Lang Park, got built in the 1910s at the site of a former burial ground to provide the citizens of Brisbane with recreational facilities.
Named Lang Park after Reverend John Dunmore Lang, who had been instrumental in bringing immigrants to Brisbane in the mid 19th century, the site held multiple sports facilities including cycling and athletics tracks. From the 1930s onwards soccer was regularly played at the ground.
In 1962, the ground turned into an actual stadium with the construction of the Frank Burke Stand and stopped being a public recreational facility. In 1975, the new Ron McAulife Stand was built and in 1994 the Frank Burke Stand got replaced with a new Western Grandstand. In those decades, the stadium was mainly used for rugby and soccer.
In the late 1990s, plans were made by the city of Brisbane for a state-of-the-art stadium that was to replace Lang Park, though parts of the new Grandstand were incorporated in the designs of the new stadium. Works commenced in 2001 and were completed in 2003.
In the 1990s, the stadium had already been renamed Suncorp Stadium following a naming rights sponsorship deal.
How to get to Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium is located in central Brisbane just west of the central business district (CBD) and just north of the South Bank of the Brisbane River.
The stadium lies at walking distance of Brisbane’s CBD, a 20 to 30 minutes’ walk from most places including Brisbane Central rail station. The walk from the South Bank takes 15 to 30 minutes.
The closest rail stations are Milton Road and Roma Street, both at roughly 10 to 15 minutes walking of the stadium. Milton Road is on the Springfield, Ipswich, and Rosewood Lines running in south-western direction from Brisbane Central, while Roma Street is also on the Cleveland, Beenleight, Doomben, and Gold Coast lines. The latter can be convenient for those staying in the Gold Coast beach areas. Trains run very frequent.
On matchdays, shuttles buses connect the stadium with various places in the city including Roma Street station.
Address: Castlemaine Street , Milton QLD 4064
Brisbane Roar Tickets
Brisbane Roar tickets can be bought online through Ticketek, or at the box office at the stadium on the day of the match.
Tickets tend to range in price from AU$ 25.00 for a general admission seat to AU$ 40.00 for a central seat at one of the sides. For most matches Brisbane Roar only open the lower tier of the stadium.