First of three new sporting venues to be constructed for GC2018 opens its doors
Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, the venue that will host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics was officially opened to the community last month.
The first of three new sporting venues to be constructed for GC2018, the facility features eight mixed-use sports courts and a specialist gymnastics area.
A key milestone in the GC2018 construction program, more than 1,000 workers have been involved in the build of the state-of-the-art Coomera Indoor Sports Centre since early 2015.
The venue will host a number of community and test events pre Games, including volleyball, basketball, dance competitions and little athletics. This will provide budding sports stars of the future the opportunity to get a taste of the venue where they will witness the Commonwealth’s best Netball and Gymnastics athletes take centre stage in April 2018.
An instant asset for the Gold Coast’s growing population, the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will be a valuable addition to the City and its sporting fraternity. And it provides a lasting legacy for community sport through to elite training and competition.
Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – key features:
Site area of approximately 39,500 metres square
Building footprint area of 11,760 metres square
600 tonnes of structural steel
13,750 metres square of roofing
6,000 cubic metres of concrete
Approximately 200 car parking spaces
350 permanent seats with provision to expand to 7,600 with the addition of temporary seating
Architect: BDA Architecture in association with Peddle Thorp.
Managing Contractor: Hansen Yuncken.
Construction was completed in August 2016, more than 18 months ahead of the Games.