Gemmell gives rallying call for Commonwealth Games

Rugby Sevens will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2014 at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Today tickets have gone on sale for the event that will be held at Ibrox Stadium.

Commonwealth Games ticketsFans can apply for tickets up until Monday 16 September, with prices starting at £15 for adults and half-price for under-16s and over-60s. Prices include booking fees and free transport on the day of the event. Visit

Scotland 7s’ season, which will culminate at the Commonwealth Games, begins on Saturday 21 September with a FIRA-AER warm-up tournament in Bucharest before the nine leg HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off on Saturday 12 October in Australia.

Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “Looking back to the Olympics in London last year, the support the crowd gave Team GB was huge. We’re hoping that our supporters will help create an even better atmosphere at Ibrox and for all of Team Scotland next year.

“Having the penultimate HSBC Sevens World Series event at Scotstoun in May and the Commonwealth Games in July next summer is a wonderful opportunity for rugby sevens and for us to play in front of a big home support.

“It’ll be a massive year for our sport, and given this’ll be the biggest ever sporting event to come to Glasgow, we encourage fans to get their bookings in early to ensure they aren’t disappointed.

“Pre-season is going very well and all the players are aware of how big a year this is, we can’t wait to get started.”

Notes to editors

2014 ticket prices frozen!

Tickets for the 2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, will remain from £15 per day for adults and £7.50 for concessions.

Tickets will be sold for particular stands and for designated days, with weekend passes also available from £25. Family tickets (two adults and two under-18s) can be bought for £35. Buy tickets now.

For all the up-to-date news and information on next year’s tournament visit and follow @Glasgow 7s on Twitter.

2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s

Scotland are hosting the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, for a third year, at The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May 2014.

The event, led by Scottish Rugby, is a partnership with Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Event Scotland with the assistance of sportscotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau:

  • The HSBC Sevens World Series is a globally recognised event featuring 16 international teams, 15 core and one invitational per tournament, from across the globe.
  • Glasgow joins the Gold Coast, Dubai, Port Elizabeth, Wellington, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London in hosting the competition between 2012 and 2014.
  • Scotstoun Stadium will host 30,000 fans over two days of competition in the penultimate leg of the circuit.
  • Glasgow is the host city of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the HSBC Sevens World Series is a key part in creating a legacy for the games.