Overwhelming response for Glasgow 2014 tickets

20 Sep 2013

Over 2.3 million requests have been received for up to 1 million Commonwealth Games tickets as sports fans eagerly hope to book their place at Scotland’s biggest ever multi-sport event next summer.

The overwhelming demand for tickets already confirms Glasgow 2014 as one of the most popular events in Scotland's history.

Organisers revealed the bumper figure shortly after the four-week window closed on Monday night (16 September) and thanked members of the public for their amazing response and interest in attending the 17 sports on offer across 11 days of elite competition.

The hugely successful ticketing campaign was led by Olympic and Commonwealth medalists and Glasgow 2014 ambassadors Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley, Nicola Adams and Michael Jamieson and captured the imagination of fans who responded in numbers to apply for tickets across the board. Former athletes Susan Egelstaff and David Carry also lent their support to the campaign as part of a two week school tour with Clyde the Official Glasgow 2014 Mascot.

Glasgow 2014 will now begin the process of reviewing the applications, with a fair and simple draw being used to select successful applicants where the number of ticket requests substantially exceeds the number of tickets available. This includes Aquatics (Diving), Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics, Cycling (Mountain), Cycling (Track), Gymnastics (Artistic), Judo, Shooting and Triathlon events.

Those whose applications are successful will be notified between 30 September and 7 October, before payment is taken.