The Year That Was – 2016 for CAP Security Services

January 6, 2017

2016 has been a huge year for the CAP Security Services Team. From electrifying sporting matches at the Gabba, Suncorp Stadium, and the 1300SMILES Stadium, to local festivals, and concerts headlined by some of the biggest musical acts in the world — we’ve had a fantastically busy year and thank our clients, once again, for their support.

To celebrate the year that was, we thought we would recap some of the major events that we have been fortunate enough to participate in during 2016.

State of Origin Series 2016

Date: Game 2, 22 June 2016qrl_1

Location: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Crowd: 52, 292

Our Services: Licensed Crowd Control Officers, Event Security and Gate Staff, Licensed Security Officers

State of Origin proves to be a continual success that takes Queensland and New South Wales by storm year by year, and the 2016 State of Origin Series was no exception.

With the best-of-three series celebrating its 36th year in operation, the crowds were expected to be some of the largest yet. Games one and three were held at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, and game two was held at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Overall, the series attracted 193, 811 ecstatic, passionate rugby league fans.

As Suncorp’s security partner, our team were there, providing all static security and crowd control staff for Game Two, which attracted an attendance of 52, 292. Our team assisted patrons locate exits and entry points, find toilets and other stalls, controlled the crowd and of course, stood on the sidelines to ensure the security of the field and players.

This year CAP Security Services provided security for the QLD Origin Team. On May 19, our guard on duty, Chris, accompanied origin greats, Lote Tuqiri and Michael Hancock at the annual State of Origin meet and greet held on Queen Street Mall. Fans flocked to snap a photo with the Origin shield and the Maroons legends!  

We saw defending champions, Queensland, take out the series. Can’t wait till next year!



Coldplay at Suncorp Stadium

Date: 6 December 2016coldplay-2

Location: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Crowd: 51, 059

Our Services: Licensed Crowd Control Officers, Event Security and Gate Staff, Licensed Security Officers, Artist Protection on Site. 


One of the world’s most celebrated bands, Coldplay, returned to Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday December 6. The band welcomed 51, 059 ecstatic Brisbanites to their ‘Head Full of Dreams’ tour show, complete with fireworks, lasers and a spectacular light show. The support acts, Jess Kent and Lianne La Havas, were also a massive hit with the crowds.

Dark skies illuminating the wristbands of patrons,  and a Pyrotechnic beginning was just the start to a show that exploded through the roof, literally! The crowd was not let down by Chris Martin and his bandmates, who played all the hits including Hymn for the Weekend, The Hardest Part, Viva La Vida, and Yellow.  Safe to say that Coldplay’s reputation as one of the greatest bands was well and truly solidified.

While the crowd sang, swayed and danced, our security team were on hand to assist with crowd control, the safety of the stage and of course, the protection of the band and patrons.

Having been apart of Suncorp Stadium’s 17 concert experiences since they began in 2006, including Robbie Williams, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and U2, we were well equipped to handle Coldplay’s monstrous crowd (for the second time in 5 years!).

Next year, the big musical acts continue, with Justin Bieber coming to Suncorp on March 13, and Guns and Roses touring at QSAC on February 7- we can’t wait to work alongside these artists.



A Day on the Green Festival

Date: November – March Annuallya-day-on-the-green

Location: Sirromet Wines, Brisbane

Crowd: 15,000 (approx.)

Our Services: Licensed Crowd Control Officers, Event Security and Gate Staff, Licensed Security Officers, Artist Protection on Site, Ticket attendants.

From humble beginnings in 2001, A Day on the Green has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful and respected outdoor concert events.

The 2016/17 ‘A Day on the Green’ summer marks the festival’s sixteenth season.  Remarked as the festival for grown ups,  A Day on the Green takes over national wineries to bring festival goers a jam-packed day filled with delicious food, great wine, and music from some of the most renowned musicians around the world.

In 2016, CAP Security continued its long-lasting 8 year partnership with the festival. Year after year we have provided event security and crowd control services to ensure the safety of patrons, event staff and artists.  The next A Day on the Green event at Sirromet is coming up on Febuary 11, and will feature the legendary James Taylor with special guests, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers.


Horror Movie Campout

Date: 3 September 2016horrormoviecampoutcinemasection

Location: Sirromet Wines, Brisbane

Crowd: 1,400

Our Services: Licensed Crowd Control Officers, Event Security and Gate Staff, Licensed Security Officers.

On September 3rd, over 1400 horror fans descended on Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton in Brisbane to enjoy scares, terror, gore and of course, horror films at the first instalment of The Horror Movie Camp-out in Queensland.

With horror actors, performances mazes and even horror-themed food and drinks, it’s little wonder that the Brisbane event drew the largest crowd from a capital city, beating Sydney and Melbourne.

Since this was the first event of its kind in Australia, our team had to use our past festival experience and strategise a security plan to suit the unique requirements and elements of the Horror Movie Campout.  A large part of the festival was held after nightfall, which meant that our team were required to be exercise prudence and vigilance at all times.

Fortunately there was a lot of camaraderie at the event, and our job was made easy by well behaved crowd. We look forward to seeing the event return in 2017.

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test

Date: 15-19 December14435056_1187472824659993_8772926302438056724_o

Location: The Gabba

Crowd: 66,325

Our Services: Licensed Crowd Control Officers, Event Security and Gate Staff, Licensed Security Officers

What a great event to end the year! Cricket Australia announced that record crowds rolled up for Brisbane’s first ever day-night test at The Gabba, and the first of a three-match series between Australia and Pakistan.

Excited crowds were not disappointed, and got to see a classy century from Steve Smith, a close and thrilling match, and ultimately a victory for the Aussies.

The crowd behaved, and we had an incident-free 5 days of great cricket, so here’s hoping for more test action at the Gabba soon.

More highlights at Suncorp …

CAP Security Services participated in many sporting matches at Suncorp this year, but here are some of our highlights..

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NRL Telstra Premiership:

  • Game: Double Header – Game 1: Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys Game 2: Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Bronco
    • Date: 14 May 2016
    • Crowd: 52,347
  • Game: Preliminary Game – Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm
    • Date:  1 July 2016
    • Crowd: 44,519
  • Game: Elimination Final Preliminary Game – Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
    • Date:  9 September 2016
    • Crowd: 43,170

Rugby Union International – Qantas Wallabies v England

  • Date: 11 June 2016
  • Crowd: 48,735

So, there you have it, we hope you’ve enjoyed our recap of 2016’s events.  We’ve had a fantastic year, working with a range of new and longstanding clients and look forward to an even bigger year in 2017!

From all the team at CAP Security Services, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and thank you for your support during 2016.

For more information on our security services visit our website, call our Brisbane office on (07) 3892 7777, or Townsville office on (07) 4723 2000.