GOLD COAST, Oct 11 - "We could have tried to raise a lot more money from tickets than we will," Beattie said on Tuesday.
"No doubt there will be some criticism when we release prices but our question is who do we want to get there?
"We want to get kids there ... so you will see this strategy is about encouraging the Queenslanders of tomorrow."
School students were again at the forefront of the event's' release of the 23 sporting pictograms on Tuesday, the most that have been released for any Commonwealth Games.
Included were separate designs for diving rather than it being included in the aquatic category of swimming, while each cycling and gymnastics category also has its own image.
More details will be released about ticketing later this month, before they go on sale next April.
But Beattie indicated prices would be competitive against professional sporting codes.
With the addition of beach volleyball and a separate design for para-sport's powerlifting, it marks six additional pictograms to the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Beattie said the release of the images, 18 months before the Games, was aimed at ramping up the interest of youngsters and introducing pictograms into school programs.
"We want young people engaged," he said.