Gold Coast Council has made the decision to modify multiple sporting venues, to ensure two popular volleyball events can be played exclusively on the coast this year.
The Volleyball Australia Schools Cup is the largest school-based sporting competition in the southern hemisphere, and Council and TEQ secured the event to be played on the Gold Coast for three years.
When the deal was struck last year, Gold Coast didn’t have enough courts to accommodate the entire competition, so the event was going to be split between the coast and Logan.
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Though yesterday, a committee agreed to spend $75,000 to modify three Gold Coast venues so that all matches could be played here.
This now means that some 550 teams, 8,500 participants, teachers and support crew will come to the Gold Coast in December, injecting around $5 million into the local economy.
Both the Volleyball Australian Schools Cup and the Australian Volleyball League Finals will be played here for the next three years.
GC sports and Leisure Centre, Coomera Indoor Sports Centre and Carrara Indoor Stadium will undergo modifications.
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Mayor Tom Tate is expected to make an official announcement today.