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Glasgow 2014 to be shown on screens across city

Those unable to get tickets for Glasgow 2014 can watch the action on big screens across Glasgow. Picture: PA

Those unable to get tickets for Glasgow 2014 can watch the action on big screens across Glasgow. Picture: PA

HIGHLIGHTS of the Commonwealth Games will be broadcast on giant screens across Glasgow, organisers have said.

Games bosses revealed plans for “live zones” in the city where people can experience the Games without holding a ticket.

Screens on Glasgow Green and in Merchant City will show the opening and closing ceremonies and the major events.

At these and other locations families can play sports and games and enjoy music, theatre and comedy as part of the 2014 Games cultural programme.

The bandstand at Kelvingrove Park, currently being refurbished, is one of the sites earmarked for activities.

The zones will run throughout the Games from July 23 to August 3 next year.

Archie Graham, council member for the Commonwealth Games, said: “Glasgow knows how to put on a party and whether you’re in town to watch a sporting event, or just want to sample the excitement, you won’t have to go far to be part of the Games.

“Glasgow has an outstanding track record in hosting events such as the Merchant City Festival, Mela and World Pipe Band Championships, and we plan to build on that success by hosting the biggest party the city has ever seen.”

Bridget McConnell, director of the cultural programme, said: “Glasgow will be brought to life during Games time through an extraordinary programme of cultural events and shows across the city and by the activation of live zones.

“We want the entire city to celebrate the Games, with a festival feeling across the live zones which builds excitement and pride for both visitors and citizens alike. Glasgow will be on the biggest of global stages and we want everyone to be part of the show.”

 

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