The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre was opened in 1975 and was officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sports Centre in 1977 (colloquially known as QEII).
The venue was also known as ANZ Stadium from 1993 to 2003 under a naming rights deal.
The track has played host to two international events: the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games. Further, it has hosted the Australian Championships on 11 occasions (1978, 1982, 1989, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2015), the most of any existing venue in Australia.
The track features a 10 lane Rekortan track and has seating capacity for 48,500 people. The track was last resurfaced in 2017, with the track colour changing from red to blue. The venue has the largest seating capacity of any athletics track in Australia, and was previously used extensively for rugby league.
The venue is only used for competition a couple of times a year, for events such as the annual Queensland All Schools Championships, GPS Championships and Little Athletics Championships. Most events instead take place at the neighbouring Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – State Athletics Facility.
The venue is managed by Stadiums Queensland.
The venue was voted Australia’s second favourite athletics track in 2021, behind Hagenauer’s Reserve, Box Hill.