In 2017, the Total Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup will be held at the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre, which will be the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This major international event will attract more than 1,500 competitors from over 30 countries and a global television audience of more than 500 million. Held biennially, the 2017 Total Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup World Mixed Team Championships will be held from 21-28 May in conjunction with the BWF Annual General Meeting. The two events combined are expected to deliver an economic impact of $10 million for Queensland. This will be a great first event for the Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre and a fantastic preview for the facility as the venue for the GC2018 Badminton tournament. Securing events such as the Total BWF Sudirman Cup demonstrate how valuable new and upgraded Commonwealth Games venues will be in attracting other major events to Queensland. The 2015 Sudirman Cup was held in Guandong Provience, Dongguan, China from 10-17 May 2015.