Glasgow 2014 Phased Release of Tickets Begins Today

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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 Closing Ceremonies.

Scotland Rugby Sevens captain Colin Gregor, Scottish Thistles captain Lesley MacDonald and Scotland Mens Hockey star William Marshall joined forces with Glasgow 2014 to help launch todays 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.

Todays 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 todays 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 phased on-sale.

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 ceremonies.

They will be available online via the Glasgow 2014 ticketing website or through the new Freephone ticketing hotline numbers

Ticket Hotline 0800 458 2014
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.

There 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 UKs 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 Scotlands 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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