Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games ticket prices revealed

 

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

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.

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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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    Comment number 25.

    Would it be like the Olympics when people didn't get their tickets or the tickets are overpriced?

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    Comment number 24.

    @2 Global Yawning:"I am a huge critic of the BBC but their coverage of the Olympics was second to non!"

    It couldn't be any other way - they obliterated every other program to cover it

    @7 Abigails Mum: "You cant fault the BBC on the big events" I believe I already have

    @13 alex:EH? EH! EH!! - See how silly you look EH?

    BBC only pulled Olympic highlights video within last month. Overkill!

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    Comment number 23.

    Why is there discussion over the independence referendum in this comments section? I'm an independence-supporting Scot (with relations all over the UK and Europe, for the record), and I see no reason why these Games should be politicised. They're going to be great fun - don't ruin it! :)

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    Comment number 22.

    Folks with common sense will ignore the 90% drivel on here, and focus on the positives. Get right behind the event, and the Ryder Cup, and look for the positives for once. The water's lovely, come on in. From a Scotsman with many English/Welsh/Irish relatives and friends. Down with negativity and doom.

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    Comment number 21.

    i think alex has wasted more than enough of my life so please stop posting garbage and enjoy the games for once, one think the Olympics gave us was Unity where we were all united behind our British Team and for a while at least the Country was united together! Let it be so again...

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    Comment number 20.

    As a Scotsman living just outside London I would like to apologise to all English people for the attitude of some Scottish people towards the English. Thankfully I KNOW most true Scots people don't think like 'Alex', indeed I am embarrassed that my middle name is the same as his! Have a great Games Glasgow.

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    Comment number 19.

    Of course if you are unemployed or on benifits the price of a ticket is alot I hope they are offering discounts for those people.

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    Comment number 18.

    I see by the negative response my comments are getting, you Londoners do not like the truth EH!

    Like you lot are going to come up to Glasgow! Think not, after all you don't do anything out with your border that is the M 25 EH!

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    Comment number 17.

    The prices don't seem too high I wonder how many tickets will be available at these prices? It could work out rather expensive you you plan on attending several events though. I hope it brings money into Scotland.

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    Comment number 16.

    No right to comment on the idiot that is Gordon Brown and his crusade for keeping Scotland under the control off London EH!

    That's the BBC (LBC) (EBC) for you is it not!

    Ticket prices indeed LOL.

    Impartial the BBC are NOT are they EH!

  • rate this
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    Comment number 15.

    Somebody told me they're on eBay already.....of course at three times the price..... and if this isn't true now, it will be later.....just watch!

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    Comment number 14.

    1. Think Tank said:
    Let's just hope the BBC doesn't go as overboard on this as they did in 2012
    I'm not hopeful judging from the current Ferguson news blitz. Why do we have to have this wall-wall coverage of football events for days at a time? This website carries varied news items so why is TV coverage so abysmal with it's disproportionate coverage of a few items over and over for days and days?

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    Comment number 13.

    I give you all even odds that the BBC will during the Glasgow games, keep referring to the London games EH!

    After all the BBC (EBC) is not only the voice of London but its masters down their tell them what to do do they not!

    Hope the games are good though!

  • Comment number 12.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

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    Comment number 11.

    Someone somewhere will moan about the ticketing, it is the British way.

  • Comment number 10.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

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    Comment number 9.

    The point is that you cannot trust politicians to honour their promises. Many politicians have promised an in/out vote and none have honoured their promise. Why would anyone expect Dave Cam to be different? But I suppose if they actually enact it in to law - that an in/out vote will take place on such and such date - that would be progress.

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    Comment number 8.

    stop bringing politics in to these events. this is about Glasgow showing the Commonwealth how they can put on a show. Im English and respect that this is sport, not politics. You should do the same.

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    Comment number 7.

    the BBC and the Olympics was a marvelous achievement. I had to watch the first week in Canada due to holiday commitment and it was horrible. And there were almost continuous adverts. You cant fault the BBC on the big events.

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    Comment number 6.

    This is great news and i hope it has the same feel good factor as the olympics.It is good that it is not based in london and will bring much needed revenue to glasgow.However we are in danger of great btitain fragmenting under the tories and never have we been more divided due to their policies.

 

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