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Cairns counting down to GC2018

Cairns is officially on the countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) after a surfboard-shaped clock was unveiled in the city’s Esplanade Parklands today.

The iconic monument will act as a timely reminder for the residents and visitors to Cairns, with under 500 days until the GC2018 Opening Ceremony and the city’s involvement in the Games.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman Peter Bettie AC said having Cairns officially on the clock signifies the crucial role the city will play in 2018, including the generation of greater awareness of GC2018 in regional Queensland and the delivery of the Basketball program.

North Queensland’s natural beauty will be showcased internationally like never before and will be the backdrop for some of the world’s best athletes and visitors from every corner of the globe.

The Cairns Convention Centre will be the host venue for the Basketball preliminary rounds over the course of the April 4-15 2018 event.

Tickets will go on sale from April 2017 via a ticket request phase, with children able to attend the Basketball preliminary rounds in Cairns from as little as $15 and adults from just $30.

The ticket price includes all ticket fees and free public transport on event day on the Cairns TransLink bus network.

With a rich basketball history, the Cairns Convention Centre has previously been used extensively for professional basketball competitions and other large sporting events.