Naming rights for Gold Coast Aquatic Centre up for grabs

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre’s name will be on the market after its debut on the global stage during the Commonwealth Games.

The Gold Coast Council has fully endorsed the decision to seek a commercial naming rights sponsor for the $41 million venue.

While the Aquatic Centre has a naming rights arrangement in place with GOLDOC for the Games, there’ll be a post-Games ‘honeymoon phase’, when potential sponsors can pounce.


Mayor Tom Tate said the generated revenue from sponsorship would go a long way in the centre’s operating costs, and would save rate payers a few dollars as well.

“The State Government has naming rights arrangements in place for all its major venues which helps offset their operating costs so this is something the City should also consider,” Mayor Tate said.

“A number of our other venues, such as the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, may also be suitable for naming rights arrangements.”

The Mayor said the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre would be a great buy for a corporate sponsor due to the popularity of the venue.

“Venues that regularly host events, have large numbers of patrons annually and are prominently positioned on major roads are valuable assets to corporate sponsors,” he said.

“With almost 10 million cars driving by on Marine Parade and 600,000 people going through its doors each year, the aquatic centre certainly fits the bill.”

Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she spends most of her time assisting the Promotions Department with the roll-out of on air activity. She graduated in 2017 from Gold Coast’s Griffith University with a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in International Relations and Islamic Studies. Though Monique has a large interest in worldly issues, she loves being part the awesome local community here on the Gold Coast. Monique especially enjoys being a part of the team at 1029 Hot Tomato and myGC in all aspects and she looks forward to bringing you the latest news and current events as often as possible.

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