North Queensland Toyota Cowboys members and fans can now explore the new North Queensland Stadium, our home from 2020, in the nqstadium app – just released!
The free app, developed by principal consultant Cox Architecture and the Department of Housing and Public Works, showcases the design through a diorama image that users can rotate on their mobile devices.
Hotspots on the image can be clicked to view artist’s impressions, 360° images and “before and after” sliders that compare 1300SMILES Stadium to the new stadium adjacent to the CBD, with voiceovers and on-screen text providing descriptions throughout the app.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said the app will give fans the chance to experience the stadium before completion and ahead of the start of the 2020 NRL premiership season.
“We’re really excited to share this leading digital technology with the public as we celebrate reaching the halfway mark in the main build, with 566,649 construction hours completed as of 1 May 2019, 97% of which have been completed by local tradies,” Mr de Brenni said.
The centrally located 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose, regional stadium will host Cowboys home games from 2020, as well as a multitude of sporting, cultural and community events.
The North Queensland Stadium is a joint project of the Queensland Government, Australian Government and Townsville City Council and is supported by both the National Rugby League and the North Queensland Cowboys. The stadium forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in December 2016.