Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Demand hailed

DEMAND for tickets to see the most popular sports at next year’s Commonwealth Games is already outstripping supply, organisers have said.

Organisers for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are 'delighted' with demand for tickets since launching a ticketing programme earlier this month. Picture: PA

Applications have been pouring in for the swimming, diving and cycling events since the ticketing programme was launched on 19 August.

Artistic gymnastics, shooting and triathlon are also proving extremely popular, according to a new ticketing guide.

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Up to a million tickets are available for the Glasgow event and organisers say they are “delighted” with the response from the public so far.

Gordon Arthur, Glasgow 2014’s chief communications officer, said: “As we near the halfway point, we’re really delighted by the volume of applications for tickets already received and the high demand we are seeing across the sports programme.

“Glasgow 2014’s ticketing website has been functioning well and processing requests as quickly as possible, keeping waiting at peak times to a minimum. “The guide we have issued today is designed to help ticket applicants make choices which maximise their chances of being able to experience the Games.

“Of course, everyone can still apply for any tickets they want but we are keen to let people know where the best chances of success currently lie. We will also provide further updates during the coming fortnight.”

Until September 16 tickets requests can be made for all sports and ceremonies by visiting