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The industrial might that made Manchester great is strongly captured in the magnificent arch that formed the roof of the one-time Central Station, now known as G-MEX - the Greater Manchester Exhibition and Event Centre.

Today, the immense railway arch still dominates the northern approach to Manchester. No longer echoing with the shrill whistles and impatient hissing of the great passenger and goods locomotives of a bygone age, the G-MEX is now a first class venue for sporting and cultural activities and one of the country's most central and accessible exhibition centres. Capable of hosting anything from an Oasis pop concert to the World Table Tennis Championships to major art exhibitions, the G-MEX will be the venue for gymnastics, judo and wrestling with seating capacity for up to 6,000 spectators during Games time.

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Street address

The G-MEX Centre
Manchester M2 3GX

Public transportation

Nearest Metrolink stop

St Peter's Square (note: do not use G-MEX stop as access will be severely restricted)

Nearest railway station

Manchester Oxford Road (note: do not use Deansgate station as access will be severely restricted)

Bus routes

Travelling here from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens:

Buses: 33, 63, 84, 252, 255

Travelling from here to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens:

Trams to Manchester or Bury, get on tram at St Peter's Square Stop

Buses: 33, 63, 84, 252, 255


Taxi rank outside at Windmill Street

Catering outlet payment methods

Cash only

Venue hours

Standard venue hours for every Commonwealth Games venue are to open 60 minutes before each session and close 30 minutes after the session

July 29
Session 1: Door Open 13:00, Comp start 14:00, Comp end 16:30, Door close 16:45.
Session 2: Door Open 17:15, Comp start 18:00, Comp end 20:00, Door close 20:30.

August 4
Session 1: Door Open 10:00, Comp start 11:00, Comp end 14:00, Door close 14:15.
Session 2: Door Open 14:30, Comp start 15:00, Comp end 18:00, Door close 18:30.

Venue features

Food and drink are available from concessions. A bar is available


Available nearby at Watson Street

General venue rules

  • No glass bottles or cans may be brought into the venue

  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the venue although they may be purchased from the bar within the venue

  • Smoking is permitted only in designated areas

  • Children under the age of two will be admitted free provided they do not occupy a seat

  • Flash photography is not permitted during gymnastics sessions

  • Plan to arrive one hour hour before the start of the session

Services for disabled spectators

Tickets for disabled spectators may be purchased by telephoning 0870 162 2002 or visiting the website ticketing section

  • Wheelchair spaces (each available with one accompanying companion seat) are priced in the lowest price band

  • Guide dogs are permitted in all areas

  • Disabled patrons may enter through the main entrance to the venue

  • There are no steps to climb before entering the venue

  • There are no steps to climb after entering the venue

  • There are accessible toilets

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