Testing for Taurama Aquatic Centre set for Sunday

The new Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre will be tested this Sunday.

Sports involved in the testing event are swimming, volleyball, basketball, karate and taekwondo.

The public will also get a chance to get a sneak peek of the new infrastructure which opens from 9am to 4pm for the test event which will be free to the public.

A statement by the Games Organising Committee said the public will help test the ticketing and security systems, park and ride and spectator services.

GOC will exercise ticketing and security check systems at the gates to control the number of spectators entering.

This is to ensure the seating capacity of each venue is maintained as well as ensuring safety for everyone.

GOC chief executive officer Peter Stewart encourages everyone to come and see for themselves the amount of work that has been done to get this venue ready for the Games.

The Boroko Swimming Club will have the honour to trial the remarkable Olympic size 50 metre swimming pool with dolphin sprint events.

Public parking at the Taurama Aquatic Centre is not allowed. Park and Ride service will be operating from the nearby Murray Barracks Field.

The NCDC Shuttle bus will transport the public to and from the Park and Ride. Only public who are using the Park and Ride will board the buses.

The normal public motor vehicle service will operate so everyone is encouraged to come and watch the event and help the Committee to test out its workforce and systems.