Melbourne will be transformed in 2006
A sport and entertainment precinct never before seen in Melbourne
Melbourne 2006 is not only about today and 2006 but also about the legacy and memories that the Games will leave with everyone touched by the event.
It's about creating moments in time and significant memories. The Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games evokes special feelings, similarly the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games will be a spectacular celebration where history will be made.
Melbourne’s famous landmarks will be transformed for the Commonwealth Games in 2006. The Melbourne Cricket Ground will play host to Opening and Closing ceremonies and track and field for the first time since the 1956 Olympic Games.
Melbourne’s famous parks and gardens will combine with Birrarung Marr, the Yarra River, Federation Square and the sports venues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Park to form a sport and entertainment precinct never before seen in Melbourne.
Inside the stadiums, spectators will combine with the Commonwealth’s best athletes to produce an atmosphere designed to enhance performance.
Melbourne will pulsate with 4,500 athletes from 71 nations competing in 16 sports. Cultural and free entertainment activities will entertain millions of Victorians and visitors from interstate and overseas. Families will take away memories to cherish for a lifetime.