Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth tickets in high demand

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Michael Jamieson and cyclist Ticket demand is high for track and field events, swimming and cycling

Organisers of next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow say they are delighted at ticket application levels with some events already oversubscribed.

Up to one million tickets went on sale last week - with requests being taken until 16 September.

So far, swimming, diving, cycling, gymnastics, shooting and triathlon are all "extremely popular" and tickets are likely to be allocated via a draw.

The first update from Glasgow 2014 also highlights demand across other sports.

Track and field events are classed as "very popular" and future applicants are advised that they may be more successful aiming for morning sessions.

'High demand'

Rhythmic gymnastics, judo and the opening and closing ceremonies are also classed "very popular".

Glasgow 2014's chief communications officer Gordon Arthur said the first 10 days of applications had seen "high demand across the sports programme".

"Glasgow 2014's ticketing website has been functioning well and processing requests as quickly as possible, keeping waiting at peak times to a minimum.

"The guide we have issued today is designed to help ticket applicants make choices which maximise their chances of being able to experience the games.

"Of course, everyone can still apply for any tickets they want but we are keen to let people know where the best chances of success currently lie. We will also provide further updates during the coming fortnight."

The 11-day games, which begin on 23 July 2014, will see 4,500 athletes compete in 17 sports across 14 venues.

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