The starter’s pistol has fired on the Final Sprint for Glasgow 2014 today (Monday, May 12) as more than 100,000 extra tickets across ALL 17 sports at this summer’s Commonwealth Games went on sale.
Today’s on-sale is the last big chance for sports fans to get their hands on tickets to experience the thrill of the action at first hand and be part of Scotland’s largest ever sporting spectacle.
Tickets are available across ALL 17 Sports – from Athletics to Rugby Sevens, Badminton to Weightlifting – as well as both the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Tickets are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis - and to manage the high levels of demand, a queuing system will operate on the website and telephone lines. Ticket prices start from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).
Tickets are being sold online via the Glasgow 2014 Ticketing website tickets.glasgow2014.com or via the Glasgow 2014 Ticket Hotline 0844 826 2014 (Option 1) which is open 24 hours a day. Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline. Other networks may vary.
This latest exciting opportunity to be part of the Games is due to continued efforts to finalise venue layouts and seating plans, which has allowed us to allocate even more tickets to the public.
Whether you’re a last-minute booker not wanting to miss out on what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or someone who wants to fill their existing Games schedule with some extra tickets, this is the last big chance to get your hands on tickets for every sport and ceremony.
The Glasgow 2014 ticketing programme has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch in August 2013, ensuring 4500 Commonwealth athletes competing for Gold and glory in Glasgow will do so in packed stadia and also confirming Glasgow 2014 as one of the most popular events in Scotland’s history.
Today also sees the first tickets being dispatched and due to arrive in the hands of sports fans in the last two weeks of May, accompanied by a handy spectator guide.
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said:
“It is another exciting day on the road to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as more than 100,000 extra tickets go on sale to the general public. We are delighted that it means even more people will get the opportunity to be part of the Games and experience live world-class sporting action here in Glasgow and Scotland.
“It is fantastic that the extra tickets are for all 17 sports and the ceremonies too. We know from experience just how high the demand will be for these tickets so while we are urging everyone to get in early and take the opportunity to join us at the Games this summer, we also need to thank them in advance for their patience and continued support.
“We have always said we wanted to make Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games accessible, affordable and available to as many people as possible and we very much look forward to welcoming the world to Glasgow and Scotland, for what promises to be an outstanding festival of sport.”