The team sports and ceremonies at Glasgow 2014
will take centre stage today (Wednesday, 21 May) when Commonwealth
Games tickets go back on sale in a phased release over three days.
From 10am tickets for Hockey, Netball and Rugby Sevens will be
available to buy on the Glasgow 2014 website and new freephone
ticketing hotline along with tickets for both the Opening and
Scotland Rugby Sevens captain Colin Gregor,
Scottish Thistles captain Lesley MacDonald and Scotland Men’s
Hockey star William Marshall joined forces with Glasgow 2014 to
help launch today’s launch of ticket sales for team sports and the ceremonies.
There has been huge enthusiasm for tickets so
far and with high levels of demand still expected on the website
and new Freephone ticketing hotline over the next few days,
customers are thanked in advance for their patience if they find themselves waiting to access the website or contact centre.
Today’s release of Team Sports and Ceremonies tickets is the
first of a three day phased release which will see new sports
added each day until Friday (23 May).
From Thursday (22
May) at 10am tickets for Athletics and the Racquet Sports of
Badminton, Squash and Table Tennis will go on sale, alongside any
unsold tickets from today’s release.
Finally, from Friday
(23 May) at 10am ALL remaining sports will be back on public sale
as the Power, Precision and Combat sports of Weightlifting,
Para-sport Powerlifting, Lawn Bowls, Rhythmic Gymnastics,
Shooting, Boxing, Judo and Wrestling are added to complete the
Tickets for Glasgow 2014 start at just £15 for
adults and £7.50 for under 16s and over 60s.
There are more than
50,000 tickets available across a wide range of sports and the
They will be available online via the
2014 ticketing website or through the new Freephone ticketing hotline numbers –
• Ticket Hotline 0800
• Group sales 0800 542 2014
• Accessible sales
0808 161 2014
As well as a Freephone number, all new
customers will also receive free postage on their orders. Please
note, Call charges may vary depending on the country you are
calling from and charges from mobiles may apply.
are currently no tickets available for Aquatics (Diving), Aquatics
(Swimming), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Track), Gymnastics
(Artistic) and Triathlon.
With a large number of available
tickets across 14 sports and both ceremonies the phased on-sale
remains the biggest and best chance to be part of the UK’s next
big sporting festival.
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, David
Grevemberg said, “The enthusiasm for tickets so far has
been huge and we are fully focussed on meeting that positive
demand. From today, we want to ensure that everyone who wants to
be part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has the opportunity
to do so. The phased approach to selling tickets will help us manage the demand, although we ask everyone for their patience at
peak times on the website and Freephone hotlines. We want
the Games to be an exciting and positive experience for everyone
involved from buying tickets to actually being part of the biggest
sporting event in Scotland’s history. With tickets still available
across 14 of the sports and both the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies, there are still plenty of opportunities to be there.”
Chris Edmonds, Chairman Ticketmaster UK added, “Our
technical teams have been working around the clock to test and retest every component of the technical infrastructure supporting
the ticketing website to ensure that customers have a much
improved experience during the relaunch of the site. We
are of course expecting to witness very high levels of demand on
the site each day this week, so would ask all customers to be
patient, if they find themselves queuing. Our advice to everyone
would be to refrain from refreshing their screens or opening
multiple browsers. Please also check social media channels for all
the latest updates. Our number one objective is to see as
many tickets as possible reach fans and supporters as we can and
help deliver what will undoubtedly be a successful and
unforgettable Commonwealth Games.”
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