Commonwealth Games ticket requests pass one million

Organisers are thrilled more than a million ticket requests for next year’s Commonwealth Games have been received.

The ticket request phase ended at midnight last night.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones says all sports received strong interest.


“Sports such as Netball, Swimming, Rugby 7s, Track Cycling, Athletics and Diving – as well as the Opening Ceremony – are among the most popular events so far,” Ms Jones said.

“This is great news and strong momentum for what we know will be the best Games ever.

People can expect to be notified of their ticket allocations in June.

Computer-generated ticket allocations to oversubscribed events will now take place before remaining tickets go on sale in July.

Ms Jones says the enthusiasm for tickets shows the Games are on track to be a great success.

“With ten months still to go, this early excitement sends a message to the world the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the best ever,” she said.

“I urge all Queenslanders who didn’t request tickets in this first phase to get on board when ticket sales open in July.

“We don’t want anyone to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see many of the world’s greatest athletes competing live on the Gold Coast and in event cities – Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

“It’s also a great opportunity for Queenslanders to get behind our local sporting heroes,” she said.