METRICON STA­DIUM MAK­ING TRACKS TO GAMES

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE track is on track.

As seen in these exclusive pho­tos from within Car­rara’s Metricon Sta­dium, the home of the Gold Coast Suns is fast be­com­ing an ath­lete’s field of dreams as it un­der­goes its pre-Com­mon­wealth Games trans­for­ma­tion.

Con­trac­tor Cock­ram Con­struc­tions has be­gun lay­ing the IAAF-cer­ti­fied track that will play host to some of the world’s best ath­letes next April.

“I was there yes­ter­day and when you look at what was there be­fore (com­pared to now), it’s an amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion,” GOLDOC chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Peters said.

“When we get that fi­nal seat­ing in, it’s just go­ing to be fan­tas­tic. It will bring it the sta­dium to life.

“The at­mos­phere and roar when we’ve got 35,000 peo­ple in there is go­ing to be sen­sa­tional.”

Metricon Sta­dium will host the Games open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies, along with seven days of track and field com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­tures: RICHARD GOSLING

Metricon Sta­dium is rapidly be­ing con­verted from foot­ball sta­dium to track and field colos­seum.

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