Remaining Commonwealth Games tickets to go on sale

A limited number of tickets are available for the opening and closing ceremonies.  Picture:  Ian Rutherford
A limited number of tickets are available for the opening and closing ceremonies. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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The remaining tickets for the Commonwealth Games will go on sale next week, organisers said.

There has been “phenomenal demand” for Glasgow 2014 tickets but some are still available for six sports, including weightlifting and rugby sevens, as well as limited availability for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Picture: submitted

Picture: submitted

They will go on sale at 10am on November 5 and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The tickets are going on general sale following the conclusion of an exclusive sale period for those who were not successful in the first round of sales, when there were 2.3 million requests for up to one million tickets.

There were more than 100,000 applications made for the 100m men’s final at Hampden Park, with track cycling, diving and artistic gymnastics among the other sports oversubscribed.

Ty Speer, deputy chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: “We have been so delighted with the phenomenal demand for tickets so far.

“Scotland’s biggest-ever party is guaranteed, so if people want to be a part of it, I’d urge them to get in quick as we put on sale our few remaining tickets.

“There are still limited tickets available to experience great sport in Glasgow and we’d love you to join us.”

The last phase of ticket sales led to “very high demand”, with some people reporting delays of more than 60 minutes as they tried to book tickets online.

Athletes will compete across 17 sports during the 11 days of competition next summer.

The remaining tickets will be sold online at glasgow2014.com or via the ticketing hotline at 0844 8262014.

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