Sports Personality of the Year 2014 to be held in Glasgow

SSE Hydro The show will come live from the SSE Hydro on December 14

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Days before Radio 1 decamps to Glasgow for its Big Weekend, the BBC announces that the Scottish city will host Sports Personality of the Year.

The ceremony will be held at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow's concert hall, in front of an estimated 12,000 capacity crowd in December and will be broadcast live on BBC One.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, says: 'As hosts of this year's Commonwealth Games, it's fitting that Glasgow rounds off what will be a spectacular year of sport by staging BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

'This show will be something very special; marking the successes of those who've excelled in their chosen sport in 2014 and welcoming back those who have made history thanks to their previous achievements.'

Andy Murray took the coveted Sports Personality of the Year trophy last year, presented to him by Martina Navratilova.

The tennis star joined a number of sporting greats who have won the SPOTY title in the past, including Bobby Moore, David Beckham, Bradley Wiggins and Paula Radcliffe.

Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, says that hosting the star-studded ceremony in Glasgow will strengthen the 'city's reputation for delivering world class events on a major scale'.

He adds: 'As we get ready to host the best ever Commonwealth Games, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year will give us the opportunity to remember and celebrate again the achievements, in Glasgow, of the world's top athletes.'

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