Glasgow 2014 today (Wednesday, August 21) unveiled details of the Satellite Village in Dundee and Angus which host around 500 Shooting athletes and team officials during the Games.
Those participating in the Shooting competition will be accommodated in the Satellite Village for proximity to the event at Barry Buddon in Carnoustie, Angus.
Two hotels will be used to make up the Village, these are Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee, located 11 miles from the shooting competition venue, and Carnoustie Golf Hotel, located in Carnoustie and just three miles from Barry Buddon.
These venues will jointly act as accommodation providers for up to 500 athletes and team officials providing a high level of service and ensuring a 'home from home' environment.
Glasgow 2014 has built a strong relationship with each provider to ensure a smooth transition between the planning and operational stages of the satellite Village.
Operational dates are from July 13 to July 30, 2014. It is the largest Village outside of Glasgow.
The accommodation at both hotels will consist of twin share bedrooms and a full housekeeping service. A dining area will be available 24 hours a day as will an information desk.
An athletes and team officials lounge will also be open 24/7 with wireless internet available free of charge as well as entertainment areas.
There will be around 40 different competing CGAs taking part in the shooting competition at this stage across the four Shooting events, full-bore, clay target, pistol and small bore rifle.
Applications for tickets for the Shooting event are now open until September 16 with a starting price at just £15 for adults with half-price tickets available for Under 16s and Over 60s at £7.50.
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said:
“We are pleased that in addition to the Shooting competition being held at the Barry Buddon range we have managed to secure accommodation venues which reflect the world class standard of athletes we have participating.
“Our discussions with all the accommodation providers in both Dundee and Carnoustie have been excellent and we look forward to growing these relationships between now and July next year.
“It is fantastic to see that the enthusiasm for hosting the Games continues and can be seen across Scotland.”
Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison said:
“It’s a great boost for Dundee and Carnoustie that 500 Commonwealth Games athletes and staff will enjoy great local hospitality while competing at Barry Buddon. This is the biggest Village outside Glasgow and thousands of spectators are expected, so it’ll provide a boost to the local economy and is a huge opportunity to showcase the best of Dundee and Angus to visitors from around the Commonwealth.
“Shooting is a popular spectator sport - with ticket prices starting at £15, this is a tremendous chance to be a part of the largest ever multi-sport event in Scotland and see some world class sport at Barry Buddon.”
Angus Provost, Councillor Helen Oswald said:
“The XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 will be Scotland's biggest ever sporting and cultural event and Angus is delighted to be a host venue. Spectators, athletes and games officials can look forward to a warm welcome from everyone in Angus and we look forward to sharing our rich heritage with them.
“We have been working hard with Glasgow 2014, Dundee City Council, the MOD and other partner agencies to make sure all visitors have an enjoyable stay and that athletes can enjoy the top-class facilities at Barry Buddon.”
Lord Provost of Dundee, Bob Duncan, said:
"I am pleased that the city is going to play host to competitors from all over the Commonwealth giving us a chance to showcase Dundee and its many attractions.
"I am sure that they will have a positive experience while they're here and take home some great memories of the city and its people."
Notes to Editors
1. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 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 and Emirates. 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.