Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
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LocationBroadbeach-Nerang Road, Carrara, Queensland
OwnerGold Coast City Council
OperatorGold Coast City Council
Capacity5,300[1]
SurfaceSprung wooden floor
Tenants
Gold Coast Rollers (2018-)
Gold Coast Suns (Training facility) (2017-)
Brisbane Roar (Training Facility) (2020-)
Titans Netball (2022-)

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose arena and sports facility located at Carrara on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia, capable of seating 5,000 fans. The centre is located adjacent to the Carrara Indoor Stadium and forms a part of the Gold Coast Sports Precinct.[2][3] A section of the centre also serves as a sports administration and indoor training facility for the Gold Coast Suns with the facility being called the Austworld Centre under a naming rights partnership, who play home matches and train outdoors at the adjacent Carrara Stadium and training oval.[4]

Constructed for use in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre hosted badminton, powerlifting, weightlifting and wrestling competitions. During the Games, it was known as Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.[5][6]

On 7 July 2018, the arena hosted a 2018 Suncorp Super Netball Round 10 match between Queensland Firebirds and Melbourne Vixens.[7] In October 2020, the Brisbane Roar moved their training base to the Gold Coast Sports Precinct and will predominantly use the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre for their indoor training.[8]

Ongoing current uses for the venue include for international netball tournaments,[9] regional careers expos,[10] TAFE Queensland sports courses,[11] futsal championships,[12] basketball championships,[13] gymnastics championships,[14][15] judo championships,[16] and cheerleading championships.[17]

The venue will be used in the future for Judo and Wrestling for the 2032 Summer Olympics and Boccia for the 2032 Summer Paralympics.[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre". Austadiums. Retrieved 16 July 2023.
  2. ^ Services, corporateName=Community Services | Community Venues & Services | Web. "Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre". www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre". Embracing 2018. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ "SUNS welcome draftees to the Austworld Centre". goldcoastfc.com.au. 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre | Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games venue opens in Carrara - Australasian Leisure Management". www.ausleisure.com.au. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Vixens win a one-point thriller over Firebirds". www.smh.com.au. 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ "A-League: Brisbane Roar set up Gold Coast training base after dispute with Logan City Council". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  9. ^ "PacificAus Sports Netball Series locked in". Netball Australia. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  10. ^ "2023 Gold Coast Careers Festival". Study Gold Coast. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  11. ^ "Gold Coast SUNS fostering the next generation". goldcoastfc.com.au. 19 July 2023. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  12. ^ "National Futsal Championships head to the Gold Coast in 2024 | Football Australia". www.footballaustralia.com.au. 11 May 2023. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  13. ^ "Next generation of basketball talent tipoff on the Gold Coast". Ministerial Media Statements. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  14. ^ Wright, Georgia (28 May 2023). "Local Gymnasts Win Gold on the Gold Coast". Echo News. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  15. ^ Mirage News. "Gold Coast to host Australian Gymnastics Championships for further two years". Mirage News. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  16. ^ "2023 Judo Australia National Championships - Major Events Gold Coast". 1 December 2022. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  17. ^ "Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation P/L | Cheerleading". www.aascf.com.au. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  18. ^ "The Brisbane 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games". www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 4 October 2023.