Client:Queensland Government/ Townsville City Council


Disciplines:Architecture, Interior Design

Industries:Sport & Recreation

Awards:2011, winner for Best Sporting Venue in the Inclusive Community Champions (ICC) Awards

About the Project

Townsville RSL Stadium has been designed as an accessible multi-purpose sporting venue providing a range of diverse services and facilities to meet community needs.

PDT completed design for Townsville RSL Stadium meeting the clients request to provide a design which exceeded community expectations.  The venue provides true value to the community through as it can accommodate as many users as possible, while still providing a flexible space with a distinct point of difference to other venues in Townsville and North Queensland.


PDT met the clients brief designing a stadium that has now become a popular fixture for sporting and entertainment events in Townsville. The Multi-purpose air- conditioned sports arena features an international standard wooden sports floor, Multi-purpose function rooms, a public gym and offices all of which are well used.

PDT added increased flexibility to the design via the option for the arena to be set up for feature sports events with tiered seating on either side of the court for 2000 spectators. Dividing screens provide the option of playing multiple sports on three line marked courts. The arena can also be carpeted to provide space for expos, dinners, conferences or other events.  Skybox rooms, on level 1, provide corporate entertaining areas for sports events or as individual meeting/ conference rooms. The design features retractable walls allowing the flexibility for rooms to  be opened to accommodate larger groups. 


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