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Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games ticket prices revealed

Ticket prices have been revealed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - with two thirds of all tickets going on sale at £25 or less.

Prices for the opening ceremony at Celtic Park start at £40, with the closing ceremony available from £30.

Tickets for the men's 100m final start at £15, rising to a top price of £90.

The first phase of ticket sales will be open from 19 August to 16 September. Meanwhile it was revealed 12 sports would be held on day one of the games.

These will include swimming and track cycling.

Rugby Sevens and weightlifting are expected to attract peak audiences during the first weekend of the games.

Ticket packages

Organisers Glasgow 2014, said two-thirds of tickets sold would be priced at £25 or less.

A ticketing guide, which includes an application form, will be available on 23 July.

Ticketmaster, which was confirmed as the selling agent earlier this month, will conduct all sales - online or by post.

For high demand sports - such as the 100m final - tickets will be allocated through an independent and computerised draw.

Glasgow 2014 said this was not "a lucky dip" and tickets would only be allocated for the events requested.

If someone requests four tickets, they will either be successful or unsuccessful. No-one will be offered one, two or three tickets.

The price of a ticket includes access to public transport in the local area on the day of each event.

Glasgow 2014 chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, said: "This isn't just about selling a million tickets - it's about making the games accessible to all.

"We have spent many months designing a ticketing programme that reflects the vision and values of Glasgow 2014. Today's the day we set out our stall.

'Games for everyone'

"We have listened and learnt from previous Commonwealth Games as well as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Lord Smith said Glasgow 2014 had "thought long and hard about the pricing" and the process through which people would buy tickets.

He added: "This is a games for everyone - and by that I mean success not just for the organising committee and our partners, but also for the people of Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth."

Glasgow 2014 said at least 70% of all tickets would be available to the public, with just 8% set aside for sponsors, who would also have to pay.

For athletics, there are six price categories, but for most other events there will only be two or three price bands.

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