The construction of a new stadium in Townsville started in 2017. The North Queensland Cowboys will move to the venue when it will be ready. They are members of the National Rugby League. The North Queensland Cowboys are among the major rugby league clubs from Australia. The stadium, which was part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid of Australia, will have a capacity of 25,000. It is scheduled to open in 2020. The stadium will be among the largest sports venues by capacity in Queensland when it opens.