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Opening Ceremony

Spectaculars Rarely Seen
Opening Ceremony
Carrara Stadium
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Opening Ceremony: On 4 April 2018, the Gold Coast will welcome thousands of fans, athletes and officials for the XXI Commonwealth Games.

This will be a momentous day for the Gold Coast as the biggest event in its history begins and sets the tone for 11 amazing days of world-class sporting competition.

There’ll be spectacular, uplifting and surprising moments of theatre, breathtaking visual effects, dancing and music.

As a showcase of culture, colour, unity and diversity, the Opening Ceremony will epitomise the spirit of the Gold Coast and Queensland.

Carrara Stadium will be the centre stage for glamour, theatre and entertainment as the venue for the Opening Ceremony.

The Commonwealth will become one for the Parade of Nations, the Competitors’ Oath and the finale to the Queen’s Baton Relay.

And you can be part of it.

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      Carrara Stadium

      LOT 8 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211

      Carrara Stadium will play a central role in GC2018, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and all athletics events.

      Venue capacity will be temporarily increased from 27,400 to 35,000 for GC2018. An IAAF certified track and associated track and field events infrastructure will be installed in both the main stadium and on the adjacent warm-up track.

      See venue page for more details
      Carrara Stadium