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Additional tickets for Ceremonies, Basketball, Netball and Gymnastics on sale from Sunday

02 Mar 06 22:00
Melbourne 2006 logo. 3 March 2006

Sports fans across Australia have a new opportunity to access tickets to high profile Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games events including Basketball, Netball, Athletics and lower priced category Opening and Closing Ceremonies tickets from Sunday 5 March at midday (AEDT).

As ticket orders from other Games allocations are being finalised, Games organisers have released 125,855 additional tickets to the Central Ticket Pool, including to previously fully subscribed events.


Additional tickets available in strictly limited numbers from midday Sunday include:

  • Lower priced categories of the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies,
  • The Gold Medal Rugby 7s playoff on the night of Friday March 17,
  • Finals of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball on the evenings of March 23 and 24,
  • Lawn Bowls,
  • Finals of Hockey and Squash,
  • 18 sessions of Netball and
  • Saturday March 25 – the final night of Athletics (including the relay finals) at the redeveloped Melbourne Cricket Ground, as well as Thursday March 23, expected to feature Jana Pittman.

All of these events were previously fully subscribed.


A very limited number of Opening Ceremony tickets will be available from midday Sunday in the lowest priced category of $100. 


Additional tickets to Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7s, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis and Weightlifting start at just $15, including all fees and charges and free public transport on the day of the event.


 “We are delighted to make available additional tickets to the general public, particularly to a number of sports that had previously been unavailable,” Games CEO John Harnden said.


“These tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis and won’t last long.


“Starting at just $15, this is a great opportunity to be a part of a special celebration.


“We continue to be pleased with interest in the Games from around Australia and look forward to the eyes of the world turning to Melbourne in just 12 days time.”


New tickets for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games can be purchased on-line at, over the phone on 1300 00 2006, at the Federation Square ‘Super Ticket Booth’ or at Ticketmaster outlets across Australia from midday Sunday March 5.


The Games will be a unique opportunity to witness 4500 elite athletes from 71 nations taking part in the XVIII Commonwealth Games to be held from 15-26 March 2006.


For further information on the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, go to


For the Summary of additional tickets available in Single Ticket Sales as at 5 March 2006, please visit the Ticket Sales section of this Website.


For the Ticket availability per session in Single Ticket Sales as at 5 March 2006, please visit the Ticket Sales section of this Website.


For further information;


Simon Frost

0439 218 077


Kylie Speer

0438 178 408

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