SOL23: What to Watch on Day 12

Australia will contest the women’s and men’s beach volleyball gold medal matches. Photos: Charlie Ando Bitikolo and Lawrence Ale, Pacific Games News Service

Day 12 of the Sol2023 Pacific Games (Saturday 2 December) is the last day of the Games and also known as Super Saturday. With tickets for many events already sold out, read on to find out what you can still attend, or watch on TV.

As Sport City Super Saturday tickets are now sold out, spectators can only attend football, boxing, netball and the finish line of the half marathon if they already have a ticket. The Closing Ceremony is also sold out.

The final event of athletics is the half marathon. The men’s and women’s races will begin at 5.45am on the streets of Honiara, and the public can watch and cheer on athletes on the roadside, with runners expected to be in action for up to two hours. Entry to Sport City precinct, where the half marathons end, is only for those with tickets.

Athletes will re-enter the boxing ring on Saturday from 1pm for the final bouts of the Games. Only those already in possession of a ticket can attend.

The netball arena at Friendship Hall will see medal matches from 8:30am to 12:30pm, with Tonga facing Fiji in the gold medal match. Only those already in possession of a ticket can attend.

Honiara’s National Stadium will see the eagerly anticipated men’s football gold medal match between Solomon Islands and New Caledonia at 10am, with seating on a first come first served basis. Only those already in possession of a ticket can attend.

Over at SIFF Academy, basketball 3×3 and beach volleyball conclude with medal matches across the men’s and women’s tournaments. This is a great opportunity to catch some action across these two sports when others are sold out. Tickets are $30.

DC Park hosts the remaining playoffs and medal matches in the touch rugby mixed team competition. Matches run until around 3:30pm and entry is free.

Also at DC Park and with free entry, sailing will see its final races from around 10am onwards.

The Closing Ceremony will begin at 7pm. It is sold out.

Whether you’re attending matches at SIFF Academy or DC Park, already have your tickets for events at Sport City or are watching on TV, enjoy the last day of the Games!

Let’s challenge, celebrate and unite one more time!

Pacific Games News Service