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Thirty-thousand forcast at Mars for athletics finals

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Early forecasts have major athletics events drawing as many as 30-thousand spectators to Mars Stadium.

The boxing meanwhile is expected to draw three-thousand, however city CEO Evan King says there’s not yet word on where the closing ceremony will be held.

"Basically the idea is everyone comes to Melbourne for the opening ceremony and then disperse into regional Victoria for the games and we see Ballarat as really pivotal for that dispersal," he said.