On your marks Gold Coast, it’s just 12 months until more than 16,000 athletes descend on the city to participate in the 13th biennial Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG).
And back by popular demand the exclusive PPMG Entertainment Hub will be located at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in the heart of Broadbeach.
Delivering a jam-packed line up of evening entertainment the hub is the ‘go to’ place where thousands of participants celebrate, socialise with teammates, and enjoy the camaraderie for which the event is renowned.
From 1 – 10 November 2024 individual athletes and teams from every state and territory in Australia and more than 30 countries will converge on the nations favourite holiday and event destination to compete in one of the biggest masters games in the world.
With over 40 sports on offer the popular event is destined to be bigger and better than ever with post pandemic travel restrictions a thing of the past.
Minister for Tourism and Sport Stirling Hinchliffe said the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast had cemented itself as one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.
“Queensland has become the home to world-class sporting events and hosting the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast further enhances our global reputation on the runway to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“The event is predicted to inject more than $19 million into the Queensland visitor economy providing a boost to accommodation providers, hospitality venues and tourism operators, while supporting good local jobs.
“We know that many of the more than 16,000 athletes and their support crews will take the opportunity to extend their stay and explore all the amazing visitor experiences the region has to offer.”
Events Management Queensland CEO Ben Mannion said the Pan Pacific Masters Games is an iconic event with an atmosphere like no other sporting event and whilst there is definitely a serious side to the competition there is always a major focus on fun.
This event has participation levels the same as many major world events including the Olympics and Commonwealth Games with the sports already locked into the program indicating that early interest from teams and individuals was at an all-time high.”
There are no qualifying standards to compete in PPMG. To enter participants must reach the minimum age for their chosen sport which for most sports is 30+, however athletes as young as 18 and as experienced as 90+ years will be competing.
Entries for the PPMG open Friday 1 March 2024. The Entertainment Hub will open Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Tuesday 5th and Thursday 67h, Friday 8th and closing ceremony Saturday 9th November. Visit mastersgames.com.au to register or for more information. Full details for the sports will be added in coming months.
PPMG is organised by Events Management Queensland and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
Events Management Queensland acknowledges and pays respect to the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language region, the Saltwater People of the Gold Coast, as the traditional owners of the lands and waters upon which we invite and welcome participants from across the globe to experience our events.