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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Venues
Wednesday 4th April 2018  |  More News

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be staged at 17 venues across Queensland between April 4 and April 15. While the majority of events will be staged on the Gold Coast, there will also be events held in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.
 

CARRARA STADIUM

The centrepiece of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Carrara Stadium has been upgraded and includes temporary seating to boost capacity up to 35,000. Usually known as Metricon Stadium and home of AFL side Gold Coast Suns, the venue was originally built in 1987 and completely redeveloped in 2011 with a 25,000-seat capacity. The video screen/scoreboard has been replaced by a large temporary grandstand while temporary seats have also been placed on either side to bring fans closer to the athletics track installed for the Games. Carrara Stadium will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as all track and field events.

Carrara Stadium - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

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OPTUS AQUATIC CENTRE

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, known as the Optus Aquatic Centre during the Games, has been redeveloped and with temporary seating installed, has a capacity of 10,000. It will host all swimming and diving events.

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ROBINA STADIUM

Home of NRL side Gold Coast Titans, the 27,500-seat Cbus Super Stadium will be known as Robina Stadium during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The venue opened in 2008 and will host Rugby Sevens.

Robina Stadium

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COOMERA INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE

The new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre is a large indoor venue with temporary seating installed to allow 7,500 fans to watch Gymnastics and Netball finals during the Games.

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

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GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

Built in 2004, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will host Basketball finals and Netball preliminaries during the Games. The 5,000-seat venue has played host to a variety of sports in the past and was previously home to the Gold Coast Blaze NBL team.

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CARRARA SPORTS AND LEISURE CENTRE

Located within the Carrara precinct next to the main stadium, the new Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre is a large multi-purpose indoor arena capable of hosting a large variety of events. The venue opened in mid-2017 and for the Commonwealth Games, will host Badminton, Weightlifting and Westling. The venue has a capacity of around 5,000 with temporary grandstands in use.

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GOLD COAST HOCKEY CENTRE

The Gold Coast Hockey Centre redevelopment was completed in mid-2017, with the venue having a capacity of 5,000 for the Games.

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BROADBEACH BOWLS CLUB

The Broadbeach Bowls Club will have temporary grandstands to seat 2,500 fans for the Games. Facilities have also been upgraded including the main building and new lighting.

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OXENFORD STUDIOS

The Village Roadshow Studios located at Oxenford on the Gold Coast will host competitive sport for the first time during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Usually reserved for film stars, the venue will host Boxing, Table Tennis and Squash, with temporary seating giving each venue a capacity of between 2,500 and 3,000.

SOUTHPORT BROADWATER PARKLANDS

The Southport Broadwater Parklands will host the Marathon, Racewalking and Triathlon events during the Commonwealth Games. These events are free to attend.

COOLANGATTA BEACHFRONT

The Beach Volleyball will be held at a 4,000-seat temporary venue on the Coolangatta Beachfront.

NERANG MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

The Nerang National Park will host mountain bike events with an estimated capacity of 2,000 for the Commonwealth Games.

 

As well as the 13 venues listed above on the Gold Coast, there are four other venues located elsewhere in Queensland hosting events during the 2018 Commonwealth Games and here they are.

ANNA MEARES VELODROME

Queensland’s new $59 million Anna Meares Velodrome opened at the Sleeman Sports Complex in late 2016 and will host track cycling events during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The indoor venue has a capacity of 4,000.

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BELMONT SHOOTING CENTRE

The shooting will be held at the upgraded Belmont Shooting Centre – with a capacity of 4,000.

CAIRNS CONVENTION CENTRE

A regular Basketball venue as home of NBL side Cairns Taipans, the 5,000-seat Cairns Convention Centre will host Basketball preliminaries during the Commonwealth Games.

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TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTRE

Also with a 5,000 capacity, the Townsville Entertainment Centre will host Basketball preliminaries during the Games. The venue was the home of former NBL side Townsville Crocodiles.

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