The Zespri AIMS Games Opening Ceremony will entertain and inspire competitors and get the week-long school sporting championships off to an unforgettable start.


With a mix of live performances and official formalities, we can’t wait to welcome the Class of ’24 to the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games!

Sunday 8th September 2024

Show 1 - 3.00pm (doors open 2.00pm)

Show 2 - 7.00pm (doors open 6.00pm)

The length of each show is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

Venue - Mercury Baypark Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui.

Cost – $25.00 + booking fee per student competitor/child and $35.00 + booking fee per coach/manager/adult supporters.

There is NO LIMIT on the number of tickets a school can purchase.

Additional Booking Fees - $1.15 per ticket; $11.50 one-off invoice fee (if a school requires an invoice to be generated).

We recommend that athletes competing on Sunday purchase tickets to Show 2 of the opening ceremony (7.00pm show).  This should be considered particularly for athletes competing in 3x3 Basketball, Futsal, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Swimming and Yachting.

Monday 29th July – School group pre-sale for opening ceremony tickets commences.

Monday 5th August, 7.00pm – Opening ceremony tickets on sale to the public.