Sir Chris Hoy launches Glasgow’s one-year countdown to Commonwealth Games

Six-time Olympian and double Commonwealth Gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy todayfired off a festival day of sporting and interactive fun in Glasgow as the city and Scotland celebrated the one-year milestone to the Commonwealth Games.

Sir Chris kick-started a day of celebration by supporting a people’s Glasgow 2014 Cycle Challenge. 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 sets out full details how everyone can be part of an accessible and affordable Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014 ticket 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.

Glasgow 2014 Ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, said:

“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!”

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:

“As the excitement around the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mounts as we mark one year until the Opening Ceremony, I would encourage everyone looking to see some of the greatest athletes on earth to consider that tickets for the ten days of competition will soon be on sale.

“Glasgow has a huge amount to offer to our visitors, and coming to the city next summer to see the amazing sport is sure to attract many people for what will be a time to remember.”

The ticketing guide for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is now available here: Ticketing for the Games goes live on Monday August 19.


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