The Gold Coast boasts two multi-purpose stadiums – Metricon Stadium and Cbus Super Stadium, as well as Olympic-standard swimming pools, three athletics tracks, and sport-specific venues including hockey grounds, tennis centres, gymnasiums and sailing facilities. The Gold Coast also offers incredible cross-training options including beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waterways, pathways stretching along the coastline, sporting fields and a diverse range of rainforest tracks with varying inclines.
High-performance training base
The Gold Coast first established itself as a high-performance training centre in the lead-up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, hosting the entire British Olympic team for pre-game camps. This campaign led the British team to 11 Olympic gold medals; an outstanding improvement on the 1996 Games when the team won a single gold medal. Since then, the City of Gold Coast has continued to invest in facilities, accommodation and services to transform the city into the elite training destination it is today.
Meanwhile, the Australian Institute of Sport calls the Gold Coast home for its sprint canoe, triathlon and BMX programs, with Swimming Australia also having a number of endorsed training facilities on the Gold Coast. The city is also the base for a large number of high-profile athletes including Sally Pearson, Cameron McEvoy, Mick Fanning and Emma Moffatt, who are supported by some of the world’s best coaching, management and medical staff.
Approximately $200 million is being invested in new and redeveloped world-class sport infrastructure in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), which will provide the facilities to support national and international events and training-camps for years to come.