This is it! The opening ceremony later on today will signal the start of the Games, after more than seven years of planning and painstaking preparations, with the people of Glasgow at their very heart.
The exciting worldwide journey of the Baton ends in Glasgow. Springburn Park will be host to one of three special Finish Line Events on Sunday 20th July 2014. You can be a part of the Glasgow 2014 celebrations and apply for your free Finish Line Event tickets by completing the online form here.
Glasgow Caledonian University are hosting a free public lecture: “How to Run 100 Metres (in 90 Minutes!)”.
Tenants of City Park are having a family cultural evening on Tuesday 3rd June from 6pm until 8pm to celebrate the history of the building and look towards the countdown of 50 Days to Go to Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.
More than 100,000 extra tickets across all 17 sports – from Athletics to Rugby Sevens, Badminton to Weightlifting – as well as both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am on Monday 12 May. Ticket prices remain unchanged, starting from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).
A series of local events are being held for residents and businesses near Commonwealth Games venues or cultural live sites, offering useful information on the changes they can expect to see in the lead up to and during Games time, how to prepare for potential alterations to daily routines and how to ensure they can make the most of the opportunity to get involved.
Throughout March, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow 2014 Ltd and Police Scotland are holding local information sessions to help you find out more about what hosting the Games in Glasgow will mean for you.
A ‘My World of Work‘ jobs fair with up to 30,000 vacancies will take place on Wednesday 29th January from 10:00 until 16:00 in the Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF to advertise vacancies to help deliver the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the catering, cleaning and waste sector, security sector including security guarding, stewarding roles and hospitality.
It’s exactly six months until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Glasgow and Scotland’s biggest-ever festival of sport and culture will then be well underway. And you could be a part of it!
Tickets to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are now on sale – and there are only 10 days left for you to apply for them! The application period will close on 16 September.