Gold Coast Hockey Centre
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre upgrade project will provide the city with a world-class facility capable of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games Hockey competition.
The redeveloped facility, including all its upgraded amenities, will cater for elite training and competition, as well as community and club usage. Key features of the venue upgrades include realignment of two synthetic hockey pitches to meet international competition requirements and major refurbishment of a shared clubhouse facility, including permanent seating. The centre is the home of the Gold Coast Hockey Association and the Labrador Hockey Club.
The centre will host two medal events during the Games, and its 500 permanent seating capacity will temporarily expand to 5,000.
In addition to the centre, a third hockey pitch to be used as a warm-up venue for GC2018 was completed in May 2016 at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay. The new synthetic hockey pitch has been built to the same specifications as the new pitches being built at this venue.
The project design consultant was Arup and the construction contractor was Polytan STI.
Key venue stats
Opened in July 2017 and delivered at a cost of $16.5 million
Two new synthetic pitches
Upgrade to amenities to include meeting rooms, kitchen, bar facilities, function room, toilets, change rooms and permanent seating overlooking the two new synthetic pitches
Events held during Commonwealth Games
The following event was held at this venue:
Gold Coast Hockey Centre, Keith Hunt Park
125 Musgrave Ave,
Southport QLD 4215
Sport held at venue
The following sport is played at this venue:
Men’s hockey has the fastest swing speed of any sport, reaching around 166 kilometres per hour
Hockey is played by over 3 million people across over 100 different countries
International hockey pitches must align north to south
There are no left-handed sticks in field hockey and players may use only one side of the stick
The Australian men’s team have won all five Commonwealth Games hockey titles (1998–present)
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this project will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:
- GC2018 supports jobs growth over 10 years
- Queensland businesses experience significant economic uplift
- GC2018 creates opportunities for permanent legacy benefits from infrastructure improvements, including the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2
- GC2018 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grass roots to high performance