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History in the making as over 2.3 million tickets requested for Glasgow 2014

Over 2.3 million requests have been received for up to one million Commonwealth Games tickets as sports fans eagerly hope to book their place at Scotland’s biggest ever multi-sport event next summer.

The overwhelming demand for tickets already confirms Glasgow 2014 as one of the most popular events in Scotland’s history.

Organisers revealed the bumper figure shortly after the four-week window closed on Monday night (16 September) and thanked members of the public for their amazing response and interest in attending the 17 sports on offer across 11 days of elite competition.

Glasgow 2014 will now begin the process of reviewing the applications, with a fair and simple draw being used to select successful applicants where the number of ticket substantially requests exceeds the number of tickets available. This includes Aquatics (Diving), Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics, Cycling (Mountain), Cycling (Track), Gymnastics (Artistic), Judo, Shooting and Triathlon events.

Those whose applications are successful will be notified between 30 September and 7 October, before payment is taken.

Ty Speer, Deputy Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said:

“The first medal of Glasgow 2014 should go to members of the public for their fantastic support for the 4,500 athletes who will be coming here to compete. There has been incredible demand for tickets and early indications suggest that Glasgow 2014 is shaping up to be a truly historic occasion. There has been a lot of competition for tickets and some sports have been heavily oversubscribed.”