The expanded Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) will play host to the Games Village for the 15th Australian Masters Games when the event comes to Adelaide from October 3 – 10, 2015.

The Games Village will become the heart of the Games with an estimated 10,000 official participants, from volunteers to competitors, to visit the Centre to collect their accreditation pass during the Games.

The Village will incorporate the registration and accreditation centre, games expo help desks, medal engraving and merchandise store.

It will also host the Games entertainment program including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies expected to attract a combined 6,500 participants.

The Centre will also host a few of the Games’ events.

Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said hosting the Games Village will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the Centre to a national and international audience.

“Sixty per cent of Games visitors will be from outside of South Australia,” said Mr Gilbert.

“It will add to the vibrancy of Adelaide’s burgeoning Riverbank and highlight the key role the Centre plays being at the heart of the city’s new entertainment, cultural and business precinct.

“We’re aiming to turn all 10,000 participants into ambassadors for the Adelaide Convention Centre by creating a first class Games Village and helping to make the 15th Australian Masters Games memorable for everyone involved.”

The Australian Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in Australia and will feature eight days of competition across an expected more than 60 sports.

The event is expected to inject more than $12 million into South Australia’s economy and promotes friendship and goodwill among participants and the community as a whole.

Entries for the 15th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide will open in early 2015.

Australian Masters Games organising committee advisory board chair Chris Dittmar said the Games Village will provide the perfect central meeting point for the Games, and assist in encouraging the social atmosphere of the mass participation event.

“The Games Village will not just provide the practicality of a central meeting and administration point, but will also help encourage the social atmosphere that is the spirit of the Australian Masters Games,” Dittmar said.

“We could not think of a better place to host the Games Village than the Adelaide Convention Centre, it’s close to public transport and is amongst the action of the CBD.”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Adelaide Convention Centre Marketing Manager Giovanna Toldi on (08) 8212 4099