Glasgow 2014 has today (Tuesday, 1 April) opened its first official merchandise store in Glasgow’s Central Station.
With the clock counting down to the start of this summer’s much anticipated Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 has taken the wraps off the first of more than 40 planned stores in competition venues and across the city.
Our mascot Clyde was joined at Central Station this morning by Deputy Chief Executive Ty Speer and Weightlifter Peter Kirkbride, a Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 silver medallist, to cut the ribbon and reveal the store in all its glory in the heart of the city.
Sports fans can now get their hands on official Glasgow 2014 merchandise as well as Team Scotland goods and their very own replicas of our cheeky mascot Clyde from the Central Station shop, which will be open seven days a week. Merchandise can also be bought online at https://shop.glasgow2014.com//.
The store, run by Venue Retail 2014 Limited, is creating new jobs as part of a drive which will see several hundred temporary jobs created in Glasgow to handle the sale of official Commonwealth Games merchandise.
Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to be opening our first official merchandise store in the heart of Glasgow. Central Station is one of Glasgow’s main commuter hubs with around 750,000 people passing through every week making it the ideal place to showcase our range of Glasgow 2014 goods.
“For people arriving in Glasgow for the Games, the retail store will be their first experience of Glasgow 2014 and we are confident it will be a memorable one.”
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:
“Team Scotland is anticipating massive levels of home support at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. What better way for the whole of Scotland to get behind the team, show their support and play their part in the Team’s success than wearing our traditional team colours and bearing our distinctive logo.”