Toowoomba Sports Ground

Contact person: Venue Manager
Address: 47 Arthur St , Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4596 1009
Fax: 07 3607 2276



Meeting room capacity:

Venue Theatre Classroom UShape Dining Cocktail
John Cracker McDonald Function Room 160 80 50 140 180


Toowoomba Sports Ground is managed by the Department of National Parks Recreation Sport & Racing. Located opposite East State School in Arthur St, it is a short walk down Arthur St into Lindsay Street, across to the beautiful Queens Park then into the CBD. The function room on the eastern side has a magnificent view over the playing field to Mary St and the Great Diving Range. The western verandah overlooks the tennis, croquet and lawn bowls clubs down into Queens Park.

Meeting facilities:

The John "Cracker" McDonald Function Room offers a range of options to meet your individual needs. The function room can be hired for weddings, engagements, birthday parties, Christmas parties, conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, tradeshows, business breakfasts and most other events. The function room has the following features:

  • Glass wall looking out over the historic sporting field
  • Verandah with views of beautiful Queens Park and the city
  • Standing capacity of 180 people for cocktail party
  • Seating capacity of 140 for a seated banquet
  • Other configurations capacity include 160 theatre, 80 classroom and 50 U shape
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar equipped with a cold room, glass washer and glasses
  • Contract caterer
  • Wheel chair access via elevator
  • Short walk to motels & city centre.


The technical requirements on offer include:

  • 2 X HD Ceiling Mounted Projector
  • 2 X HD Ceiling Mounted Electronic Screen
  • 50 inch plasma screen (PC compatible)
  • Whiteboard (manual and electronic)
  • In-built audio system with roving and stationery microphones
  • Lectern
  • Laptop available for use with USB
  • Connectivity via HDMI and VGA


Whatever the occasion, there are menus to suit including:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Cocktail
  • Formal and informal seated dinners available including buffet or alternate drop.

Disabled facilities:

The Toowoomba Sports Ground is a PWD-friendly facility, which includes:

  • Wheelchair parking—two on Arthur street and three on-site
  • Wheelchair to the grandstand and wheelchair seating area
  • Four PWD toilets— at least one on each level of grandstand building and one near canteen area
  • Lift access to all levels of the grandstand and function room.


There is limited on-site car parking – street parking is available on Arthur, Mary and Lindsay streets.

Other facilities:

Our facility can hold approximately 9,000 people. – The Duncan Thompson Grandstand is tiered, seating over 1100 people and an extra 1000 tiered outer seating is available in addition to the grass area around the sports field. The playing field is 130m long and 85m wide and it can be used for rugby union, rugby league, football (soccer) as well as boutique events like professional bull riding, community events such as Hospital Foundation Zombie Walk. Other onsite facilities include:

  • Field lighting
  • Change/dressing rooms
  • Canteen with cooking equipment and cold room
  • Bar area with cold room
  • Medial and drug testing rooms
  • Media loft overlooking the field used for videography and still photography
  • Entry kiosk with ticket office facilities


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