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Sporting Events

Sporting Events

Sporting Events

With an arena capable of seating 6,000 people, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is ideally suited to host major sporting events and matches.

Purposely built with the tallest operable walls in the southern hemisphere, the Centre's arena boasts impressive acoustics and invites audience members to witness the action from the ultimate vantage point, with every seat in the arena promising intimate views.

Audiences have felt the anticipation as monster trucks rumbled around the arena floor in the biggest-ever indoor tri-nation spectacular, they've roared with excitement when Queensland's own home-grown talents have battled for the rights to the ANZ Championship in the indoor netball, and cheered on many a competitor, from ice skating to cheerleading, boxing, rodeos and more – the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has the potential to cater for it all.

Tipped to play host to the netball preliminaries and basketball finals for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Centre will also serve as the Games' media hub.

With retractable ground floor seating offering maximum flexibility, large spacious foyers showcasing 180 degree views of the Broadbeach skyline, over 1,400 undercover car parks, cutting edge user technology and a team who are passionate about exceeding our clients' expectations in each and everything they do – it's easy to see why the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is the perfect choice for your next sporting event.

Contact us to talk about your next sporting event.

What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies