TIS are pleased to announce they have been awarded and have just commenced the irrigation works on the Metricon Stadium and adjoining athletics training field for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast in April 2018.
The irrigation system at Metricon Stadium, Carrara was originally installed by TIS in 2010 and are proud to continue our association with the Carrara Complex and the Commonwealth Games.
The athletics track and seating is expected to be fully installed by February 2018.
Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games, as well as athletics, will be held at Metricon Stadium. It currently holds 25,000 spectators but the additional seating will take capacity up to 40,000 for the Games.
Metricon Stadium is the home ground of Australian Football League (AFL) team Gold Coast Suns, who will need to play their first 10 home matches of next season at a different venue.
The stadium will be ready for it’s first competition, the Australian Athletics Championships to be held in February 2018. This will be a fantastic opportunity to test the operations and capabilities of the stadium for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to follow in April.
The future of the Metricon Stadium for further sporting or entertainment events will be a major draw card for the Gold Coast and Queensland in general.
Cockram Construction, who were named the official construction and civil works supplier. Malcolm Batten, managing director of Cockram Construction, himself a winner of a gold medal in rowing at the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games, said the company were delighted to be involved in the project.
“The competitive spirit and pursuit of excellence that the Commonwealth Games generates aligns with our high performance values and culture as a business,” he said. TIS are proud to be working with Cockram Construction on this project.
TIS have recently completed the irrigation works for the GC2018 hockey facilities at Labrador and Runaway Bay.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place from April 4 to 15 next year. For more information about sports turf installations, please contact Brett Peel, Director at TIS on 3245 6000 or complete this Contact Form for your enquiry.