Sports fans can still get their hands on some of the last remaining tickets to experience the thrill of the action at the Commonwealth Games - and they can now buy them over the counter at Glasgow 2014’s Ticket Office.
With exactly a week until the sporting competition begins, last-minute tickets across most sports are being released daily as final venue configurations are completed.
More than 1.1million tickets have been sold for the 17 sports and two ceremonies on offer – already making Glasgow 2014 Scotland’s most successful and popular sporting festival ever.
As part of the Games organisers’ continued commitment to offer as many tickets as possible for sale to the general public, more seats continue to become available as the very last camera positions, video boards, signage and grandstands are installed.
Tickets – priced from just £15 (£7.50 for over 60s and under 16s) - are selling fast but there are still opportunities to be part of the action. Tickets can be bought in person at the Ticket Office in George Square, online at tickets.glasgow2014.com/ or by calling freephone 0800 458 2014. The ticket price includes the cost of public transport in the local area on the day of the event.
Most opportunities exist for Boxing, Badminton, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Lawn Bowls and Squash – especially across the first two days of competition - although there are also a few chances to snap up the last tickets for specific sessions in some price categories in Athletics, Rugby Sevens and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said:
“We have been delighted with the demand for tickets, but we have always been committed to making the Games available to as many people as possible. While tickets are going fast, there is still good availability across some sports and sessions, offering a chance to watch the best athletes in the Commonwealth in action. The clear message now is – don’t miss out and buy now, before it’s too late, for Scotland’s biggest ever party.”
Some of the sessions for which tickets are still available include:
- Days One and Two of the Games: where most of the available tickets are at £15 (£7.50) offering great opportunities to cheer athletes on their journey to medal glory
- Morning sessions of Athletics
- Boxing Finals in the SSE Hydro
- Early rounds of Badminton at the Emirates Arena and Weightlifting at the Clyde Auditorium
- Saturday night session of Rugby Sevens at Ibrox, including availability in the Party Stand.
How to get a last-minute ticket and be part of the action
You can still buy tickets:
- over the counter with cash and credit/debit card from the new Glasgow 2014 Ticket Office which is open 09.00 - 21.00, seven days a week, in George Square, Glasgow
- from the Ticketing Website tickets.glasgow2014.com/
- via the freephone Ticket Hotline on 0800 458 2014 (Callers from outside the UK should call +44 (0)141 387 2014).
With availability changing by the minute, log on to tickets.glasgow2014.com/ to check what’s still up for grabs.
Scottish hero Alex Arthur MBE, Boxing gold medallist at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, said:
“There’s some serious Scottish silverware potential in the Team Scotland boxing team, some great boxers like Josh Taylor, Joe Ham and Charlie Flynn will be in the hunt for medals. And with Scotland medalling in Boxing at every single Commonwealth Games, the finals at the SSE Hydro are a hot ticket. Your support can make the difference between silver and gold, so be there to cheer on the nation’s best compete on the world stage”
Glasgow 2014 Village Chieftain, and Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings OBE, said:
“Rugby Sevens is a phenomenal version of the game – full of action with the scores coming thick and fast. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see Rugby Sevens live and to see the Scotland team captained by Colin Gregor and their bid for medal glory”.