Glasgow 2014 today (Tuesday, 21 January) announced GL events Field & Lawn Limited as an Official Overlay and Temporary Structures Provider for the Commonwealth Games.
This will include responsibility for the Polyclinic enclosure in the Athletes’ Village and overlay solutions at a number of Games venues.
The Polyclinic will operate 24 hours a day and will provide medical services from emergency dental care, to physiotherapy and sports massage services to athletes and team officials throughout the Games.
GL events Field & Lawn Limited will also provide marquees and other structures for use at a number of Games venues, including the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the Emirates Arena, Tollcross International Swimming Centre and for the sport of squash at Scotstoun Sports Campus. The temporary structures will be used for a variety of purposes at Games venues from medical to merchandise tents.
GL events Field & Lawn Limited is a joint venture between worldwide event solutions company GL Events and Scottish-based marquee hire company Field & Lawn Limited.
GL events provides services for events across the world from congresses and conventions to cultural and sporting events. Previous events it has provided services for are G20 meetings in France and China, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Confederations Cup 2013 in Brazil and the Six Nations Rugby Championship.
Field & Lawn Limited is a marquee-hire company based in Scotland, with branches in Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.
Temporary elements, known as ‘overlay’, will be provided to supplement existing Glasgow 2014 venues to meet the demands of the Games and are essential to the delivery of a safe, enjoyable and well-organised Games.
Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, said:
"Both GL events and Field & Lawn Limited have a longstanding track record of providing services for some of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and we're delighted to welcome GL events Field & Lawn Limited to the Glasgow 2014 Sponsor Family.
"We look forward to working with GL events Field & Lawn Limited to provide an environment for athletes, officials and spectators alike of which Scotland and the Commonwealth can be proud."
GL events Field & Lawn Limited spokesperson, said:
“GL events Field and Lawn Limited are delighted to be working as a joint venture to supply the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with temporary structures and to be a sponsor of this world-renowned event.
“The combination of the joint venture plays to the strengths of both companies ensuring that the local business benefits from Glasgow hosting the event and at the same time bringing international experience to the delivery.
“We look forward to creating world class facilities for the athletes, spectators and Commonwealth Games officials.”
Note to Editors
1. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 70 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 local volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.
2. Glasgow 2014’s official partner level sponsors are Longines, SSE, Virgin Media, BP, Emirates and Ford. For more information on Glasgow 2014’s full sponsor family, please visit http://www.glasgow2014.com/games/our-sponsors
3. Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation and UNICEF are working together in an exciting partnership that will transform the lives of children in Scotland and throughout the Commonwealth. Using the power of sport and culture this unique partnership aims to inspire, enable and empower the children of the Commonwealth to be the best they can be.
4. For further information please contact iain.clark@Glasgow2014.com