This weekend will see Port Moresby’s iconic Sir John Guise Stadium open to spectators for a sneak peak of what to come at the Pacific Games in July, with the Intrust Super Cup match between the SP Hunters and the Souths Logan Magpies as the highlight.
Athletics, Beach Volleyball and Hockey are the mainstays of this venue and will be part of the event to ensure our readiness for the elite-level competitions to come.
Games Organising Committee Chief Executive Officer, Peter Stewart said, “The Test event is a perfect opportunity to fine-tune our preparations and hone our staff’s operational readiness.
From these events, we will refine our plans based on any issues that may arise, he added.
On Friday June 12, the Sir John Guise Outdoor stadium which will be referred to as BSP
Stadium will be tested by Port Moresby Schools Association, Port Moresby Athletics
Association and Team PNG with athletic events.
This event is not open to the general public.
On Saturday June 13, the newly built Beach Volleyball and Hockey Fields will be trialled with men’s and women’s round robin matches. Gates will open to the public at 9:00am and will close at 1:30pm for these events.
Entry will be from the Wardstrip Road and it will be free to the public, however GOC will
exercise ticketing system at the gates to control number of spectators entering to ensure the seating capacity is maintained.
There will be food, Games and Team PNG merchandise and Games tickets on sale during the Test Events.
In the evening, for the first time in Port Moresby, the SP Hunters will give the city residents an opportunity to watch them in action against the Souths Logan Magpies. The match will kick off at 7pm. Gates will open at 4:00pm for the spectators.
Tickets to the Hunters’ game goes on sale on Thursday June 11 at all the Stop & Shop
stores except Deloitte and Airways. Tickets will cost K25 for outer stand and K35 for the
grandstand. For every Hunters ticket bought, fans will have an opportunity to buy a Rugby 9’s ticket for the Pacific Games at half price. What was a K20 ticket now becomes K10.
Hunters Tickets will not be sold at the gate.
There will be no public parking at the Sir John Guise Stadium for all events on June 13. Park and Ride from Unagi Oval will operate from 9am – 10pm to service spectators for Hockey and Beach Volleyball events during the day and the Intrust Super Cup in the evening.
Entry to the events will be from the Wardstrip Road.
GOC will exercise full security check at the gates to ensure safety for everyone. Any
offensive items, weapons and betelnuts found will be confiscated.
Public is advised that smoking and chewing of betelnut within the venue is prohibited.
For more information call the Games Hotline 180 2015.