The Final Sprint is on in the race for tickets for this summer’s Commonwealth Games as Glasgow 2014 announced that the last big chance to buy tickets for the Games starts on Monday 12th May 2014.
More than 100,000 extra tickets across ALL 17 sports – from Athletics to Rugby Sevens, Badminton to Weightlifting – as well as both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am on Monday 12 May. Ticket prices remain unchanged, starting from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).
This latest exciting opportunity to be part of the Games is due to continued efforts to finalise venue layouts and seating plans, plus the release of contingency seats, enabling us to allocate even more seats to the public.
The stage is set for a world class sporting extravaganza in stadia packed with fans after a record breaking first round of sales. Now we can offer those who have missed out so far the chance to experience the thrill of the action at first hand.
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.
Tickets will be sold online via the Glasgow 2014 Ticketing website tickets.glasgow2014.comor via the Glasgow 2014 Ticket Hotline 0844 826 2014 (Option 1), open 24 hours a day. Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline. Other networks may vary.
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. May 12 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:
“This is another exciting moment for Glasgow 2014 as we give even more people the chance to be part of the Games. We have always said we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience world-class sport and we are delighted to be able to offer these extra tickets for all sports and ceremonies.
“The demand for Glasgow 2014 tickets has been simply incredible and we can’t wait to welcome the world to Glasgow and Scotland.
“Today’s announcement helps us continue to build on our ambitions of making the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games accessible, affordable and available to as many people as possible. “
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said:
“In 12 weeks’ time, Team Scotland expects to have its largest and best ever prepared group of athletes and staff, ready for the challenge of Glasgow 2014. The athletes will go up against the best in the Commonwealth and seek to make their mark at the biggest international sporting event to come to these shores.
“We are all delighted that through this extra release of tickets the Scottish public has another opportunity to get behind Team Scotland and join everyone else who already has tickets in cheering our athletes to victory. The home crowd has a crucial role at Games time and the noise we know they can generate will help lift our athletes at that critical moment.”
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:
“This new release is fantastic news for everyone wishing to see many of the world’s greatest athletes at the Games this summer. I am especially pleased to see that tickets for all of the sports are going to be made available, this also offering another opportunity to those who missed out before. Like the earlier release of tickets, I am sure this will be very popular with the public in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.”
Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, said:
“There has been unprecedented demand for tickets for the XX Commonwealth Games. The Final Sprint for Tickets means that even more people will get to experience the Games in Glasgow this summer.
“The affordability of the tickets has given many sports fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of the best sporting names from across the Commonwealth – we’re looking forward to having them join us to celebrate what is shaping up to be the best Games ever.
“We are securing a lasting legacy from Glasgow 2014 and I hope that by coming to watch the Games, and seeing both our home-grown and international athletes in action, people across Scotland will be encouraged to become more active in their everyday lives.”