The Hydro to host World Gymnastics in 2015

14 Dec 2012

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships will be hosted in Scotland in 2015, with The Hydro as the venue for the event.

Glasgow has unveiled its bold vision for the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, which will be hosted in Scotland for the first time in just under three years time.

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships will be one of the largest sporting events ever to be held in Glasgow, with an estimated 500 gymnasts from 80 countries taking part in 10 days of world-class competition. The championships will arrive in Glasgow 15 months after the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will result in an estimated £5million direct economic benefit to Scotland's economy.

The event will be held in The Hydro - the iconic £120million 12,000-seat entertainment arena currently under construction at the SECC - between 23 October and 1 November 2015. The Hydro opens in September 2013 and will play host to the gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic) and netball competitions at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industries.

Glasgow has a longstanding relationship with gymnastics, staging its first ever Grand Prix event at the famous Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in 1997. Last year's World Cup event at the same venue sold out with 1,800 people attending each session.

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships will be delivered in partnership between British Gymnastics and Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council with significant support from UK Sport and EventScotland.

Source: Glasgow Life - Glasgow's vision for 2015 World Gymnastics Championships



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