Scotland 7s captain, Colin Gregor and six-time Olympian and double Commonwealth Gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy this week (Tuesday 23 July) fired off a festival day of sporting and interactive fun in Glasgow as the city and Scotland celebrated the magical one-year milestone to the Commonwealth Games.
The pair and Glasgow 2014’s cheeky mascot, Clyde, also took to the streets to join dancers, musicians and street performers in showcasing how vibrant and fun the city will feel at Games time.
At the heart of the day’s action was the unveiling of the Glasgow 2014 Official Ticketing Guide – the route to up to one million seats at the heart of the Games live action, across 17 sports. The Ticketing Guide, featuring stunning athletic imagery from across the sports programme, sets out full details how everyone can be part of an accessible and affordable Commonwealth Games.
From today 350,000 copies of the guide will be available across Scotland and online at www.glasgow2014.com/tickets
Ticketing for the Games goes live on Monday 19 August, when sports fans can make their ticket choices.
Glasgow 2014 tickets are affordable, making the Games a must-be-part-of occasion for everyone. Prices start at £15 for all sports, with half-price tickets for under 16s and over 60s. Two thirds of all sports tickets are £25 or under and there are no booking fees for any tickets. The ticket price also includes public transport in the local area on the day of the sports session.
All this and the chance to see the Commonwealth’s greatest sports stars in action, in Scotland!
Gregor said: “It has now really sunk in that it’s just one year to go to the Commonwealth Games. It’s going to be a massive year for Scotland, Scottish sport and Scotland 7s.
“The buzz on Buchanan Street was really apparent and there was a really good vibe that you know is just going to grow and grow as the year goes on.”
Glasgow 2014 Ambassador, Hoy, said: “It was a real thrill to be in the heart of Glasgow celebrating the One Year to Go milestone to the Commonwealth Games. Glasgow 2014 is the biggest sporting celebration coming to the UK next year, the biggest sporting occasion ever seen in Scotland and the next opportunity to see a wealth of top athletes and the next generation of superstars in action.
“The Commonwealth Games has a very special place in my heart. It’s an occasion like no other in sport and I have no doubt that Glasgow and Scotland will ensure next year’s Games are an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for athletes and spectators alike. I’d encourage everyone to be part of this. Roll on next year and bring on Glasgow 2014!”
Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: “The chance to be involved in one of the world’s biggest sporting events has become a reality with the launch of the Official Ticketing Guide. People can now start to plan their visit and look at all of the events Scotland will be hosting.
With one year to go until we welcome world-class athletes and supporters from around the globe, we are ready to showcase the best Scotland has to offer as the international spotlight on our country intensifies. Seeing the ticketing guide makes all the hard work a reality and adds to the excitement of hosting, what I know, will be a spectacular event.”