Dame Meg Taylor pleased with Games venues

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PORT MORESBY, 17 MARCH 2015 ( PNG LOOP) ---- Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor was pleased with the progress of the Games Venues infrastructure during her recent visit.

Dame Meg’s  visit was primarily to have a look at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium as a potential venue for the Pacific Islands Forum in September.

She  was accompanied by her delegation from the Secretariat and PNG Foreign Affairs and Immigration officials.

Dame Meg  said questions are always asked about the Games and its preparations and therefore it was good to have this knowledge in order to answer those questions.

She said she hoped the Games Organising Committee had plans to make sure the Games had a good radio and television coverage for all Papua New Guineans to experience this great event.

GOC chief executive officer Peter Stewart provided Dame Taylor an overview of the Games preparations so far and highlighted key milestone e vents achieved and upcoming announcements.


“We are very confident from a Games point of the view that these venues will have everything we need to deliver the Games.


“These Games will have one of the largest ever broadcast arrangements in place in the history of any Pacific Games as well as in the country,” Stewart said.


Meanwhile, ticket sales for the July Pacific Games and other relevant information regarding ticket prices will be announced today in Port Moresby.


These include information on ticket prices, ticket packages and locations where  the public can purchase the tickets.


This was confirmed by the Games Organising Committee with 110 more days to go before the opening ceremony of the Games on July 4.


The prices of the tickets have been determined based on affordability and accessibility with the aim of giving all Papua New Guineans the opportunity to watch the biggest Games in the history of PNG.


GOC chief executive officer Peter Stewart said earlier that they had  ensured that the tickets are priced for everyone to purchase without having to dig deep into their pockets.


The 2015 Pacific Games will see more than  4000 athletes and officials from 24 countries converge in Port Moresby to participate in 28 sports from July 4 – 18.....PACNEWS