Affordable Ticket Prices Released For Beach Volleyball At GC2018

Affordable Ticket Prices Released For Beach Volleyball At GC2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe

Affordable Ticket Prices Unveiled For GC2018

Victor P Taffa

Spectators can look forward to affordable ticket prices for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games following the announcement of ticket pricing today.

Up to 1.5 Million spectators are expected to enjoy more than 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition from April 4-15.

Adult tickets to high profile events such as athletics will start from as low as $20 and half price children’s tickets will be available from $10.

“The Queensland Government is firmly committed to ensuring GC2018 is affordable and accessible for everyone.” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“That’s why adult tickets to high profile events like athletics start from as low as $20 with half price children’s tickets available from $10.”

Ticket price includes all ticket fees and free public transport on event day within the South East Queensland TransLink public transport network, the Cairns TransLink bus network and on the Townsville qconnect bus network when a valid event ticket is presented.

Tickets for people with accessibility requirements will be available for all events.

“GC2018 will be one of the biggest events ever staged in Queensland so it’s important that families and people of all ages are given the best opportunity to experience the excitement of the Commonwealth Games.” Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe said.

As GC2018 is affiliated to the Queensland Companion Card program, accessible seating will be provided with a complimentary companion ticket.

Tickets will initially be made available to the public via a Ticket Request phase which starts in April 2017. The Ticket Request phase will allow people to request tickets in a fair and equitable manner.

 

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“GOLDOC has worked with the industry and partners to deliver a world-class ticketing program.” GOLDOC (Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation) Chairman Peter Beattie AC said.

“We want passionate fans in every seat, so the ticket prices are inclusive, accessible and affordable to make it easy for everyone to enjoy the Games.”

“Having already announced the four free events for GC2018, we are proud to reveal these affordable ticket prices.” GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters said.

Other highlights of the GC2018 Ticket Pricing Program include:

  • 80 % of all tickets will be priced $80 or below
  • 55 % of all tickets will be priced $40 or below
  • Opening Ceremony tickets will be available from $100 for adults and $50 for children
  • Closing Ceremony tickets from $70 for adults and $35 for children
  • Athletics tickets will be available from $20 for adults and $10 for children
  • Rugby 7s tickets will be available from $30 for adults and $15 for children
  • Beach Volleyball tickets from $30 for adults and $15 for children
  • Swimming tickets from $40 for adults and $20 for children
  • Track Cycling tickets from $50 for adults and $25 for children
  • Children’s tickets will be available for people aged 16 and under
  • Infants under 2 years are granted free entry to all events providing they do not occupy a seat.

“As a mother of three young boys, I understand how important affordability is for major events like GC2018 and I’m sure families will be really pleased by these ticket prices.” Former Australian champion swimmer and Gold Coast resident Samantha Riley said.

QLD Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Stirling Hiinchliffe

QLD Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Stirling Hiinchliffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC2018 will feature 18 sports, including the first ever presentation of Beach Volleyball at a Commonwealth Games, and the largest integrated para-sport program ever.

“We are pleased that children in particular have been a key consideration for GOLDOC and today’s announcement that infants under 2 years of age will be granted free entry will be welcomed by families.” Parenthood Executive Director Jo Briskey said.

“We have been in discussions with GOLDOC about ticket pricing throughout this process and we are particularly pleased that tickets are competitively priced for people of all ages, and that the ticket includes free public transport.” COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans said.

The Gold Coast will welcome 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories across the Commonwealth, representing more than one third of the world’s population.