The sporting legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be huge.
A joint venue – the National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Precinct – is being constructed in the Dalmarnock area of Glasgow’s East End.
The NISA will become a fantastic legacy for Glasgow and Scotland, acting as the principal indoor sporting venue for high performance athlete training and world-class competitions. This venue will have the flexibility to host 5,000 spectators and will be linked to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is named in honour ofScotland’s most successful gold-medal-winning Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion. The venue will also become an unparalleled legacy for Glasgow and Scotland, being suitable for both high-performance athlete training as well as world-class competition.
In addition to this spectacular new building, the following existing venues are being enhanced, refurbished or upgraded: Glasgow Green Hockey Centre, Tollcross Park Leisure Centre, Kelvingrove Bowls Centre, Scotstoun Leisure Centre and Hampden Park.
This will give Glasgow some of the best sporting amenities in Europe. In turn, this will have a great impact on the City and Scotland’s sporting achievements and on the possibilities for general health within Greater Glasgow. The Athletes' Village is being developed by Glasgow City Council, with the City Legacy, a consortium selected as the preferred development partner click to press release. Following the Games, the Athletes' Village will be further developed to become an attractive residential area comprising a total of 1,400 homes, 300 of which will be available for social rental, as well as a care home for 120 residents.
Through this initiative, the Glasgow City Council looks to further bring social and economic value to this area, creating employment and training opportunities as well as offering opportunities to local businesses and social enterprises.