Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow 2014: 100,000 extra tickets to go on sale

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Image caption Additional tickets will be available for all 17 sports

More than 100,000 extra tickets for all 17 sports at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to go on sale.

Glasgow 2014 said it had been able to allocate more seats to the public after finalising venue layouts and freeing up those held back for sponsors.

The tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 10:00 on Monday 12 May.

Additional tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies will also be available to buy.

The first phase of ticket sales for Glasgow 2104 ran from 19 August to 16 September 2013, with 2.3 million requests received for the one million tickets available.

Some of the events at the Games were massively over-subscribed and Glasgow 2014 allocated tickets via a draw.

More than 100,000 applications were made for the 100m men's final at Hampden Park, with track cycling, diving and artistic gymnastics among the other sports over-subscribed.

Glasgow 2014 said 30% of available tickets had been held back for sponsors, foreign competing nations and a contingency fund. These are now being released for sale.

Organisers are keen to avoid a repeat of the Olympics where rows of empty seats could be seen at sold out events.

Image caption Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde helped launch the first phase of tickets in August last year

Ticket prices remain unchanged, starting from £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions.

They will be sold online via the Glasgow 2014 ticketing website or on the phone via the Glasgow 2014 ticket hotline.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014 said: "This is another exciting moment for Glasgow 2014 as we give even more people the chance to be part of the Games.

"We have always said we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience world-class sport and we are delighted to be able to offer these extra tickets for all sports and ceremonies.

"The demand for Glasgow 2014 tickets has been simply incredible and we can't wait to welcome the world to Glasgow and Scotland."

On 12 May the first tickets will also be dispatched to those who successfully secured them in the first phases of sales.

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