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Athletes Village + Sports Venues for 2014 Event, UK

5 Nov 2013

Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow News

Commonwealth Games Tickets

Glasgow 2014 organisers say they have sold 92% of the Commonwealth Games tickets that were available to the public for next summer’s event, reports BBC Scotland today.

The remaining 76,000 tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday. They cover limited sessions and price categories in badminton, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, weightlifting and para-sport powerlifting and squash. During the initial four-week window, there were 2.3 million requests for one million tickets then available. Since then, applicants who were unlucky in the first ballot were given first refusal in the second round of tickets to go on sale, then all applicants could apply for more.

2014 Glasgow Ticket Allocation

70% for the public
9% for the Commonwealth Games associations and the Commonwealth Games Federation
8% for the sponsors
7% for the broadcast partners
5% for contingency
1% for Games partners

Major Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Venue
Emirates Arena and The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow
photo : McAteer Photograph
Emirates Arena and The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome design by 3DReid

5 Apr 2012

Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow Visit

CGF delighted with Glasgow 2014 Progress

The Co-ordination Commission (CoCom) of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today concluded its second inspection visit to Glasgow, the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The four member panel, chaired by Bruce Robertson, CGF Vice-President, has spent two days meeting with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and representatives from a range of Games’ partners.

Speaking at a media conference at the headquarters of the Organising Committee, Mr Robertson praised the progress made by the games organisers and partners since the first CoCom visit in October 2011. Much of this progress is a natural part of the ‘gearing up’ process as the organisers enter into the detailed operational planning phase now we are just 28 months away from the start of the Games.

Particular milestones singled out by Mr Robertson included:
• The opening of two refurbished venues: Royal Commonwealth Pool and Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls, and the good progress being made on construction of all other venues and in particular the Commonwealth Arena ; all the infrastructure projects are progressing well and are on track for completion and operation well ahead of the Games.
• The Organising Committee’s responsible approach to managing public funding. They have created a culture of strong budget control and are on target to deliver the Games within the approved £524 million budget.
• The welcome addition of 60 staff by Glasgow 2014 since the CoCom’s last visit as the Organising Committee builds headcount and capacity in the build-up to delivering the Games.
• The commencement of detailed work on the Model Venue Exercise; the template which will guide the planning of all the venues to be used during the games. This will define the temporary designs of the venues and overlay requirements.

21 Mar 2012

Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow Audit

Audit Scotland’s Glasgow 2014 Progress Report 2

Audit Scotland: Glasgow 2014’s plans for the Games are on track and on budget

Glasgow 2014’s Organising Committee and Games Partners today welcomed an assessment from the independent public spending watchdog that planning for the XX Commonwealth Games is on track and on budget.

Audit Scotland’s Glasgow 2014 Progress Report 2, which is published today (Thursday, March 22), says planning for the Games is on track, infrastructure projects are forecast to be on time and organisers (Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Commonwealth Games Scotland and Glasgow 2014 Ltd) are committed to delivering the Games to the required standards and within the approved budget.

Commenting on the report on behalf of Games Partners, a spokesperson for the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee said:

“We welcome Audit Scotland’s assessment that progress in planning for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is on track and, together with our Partners Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland, we are committed to delivering the Games to the required standard within the £524million budget.

“We are pleased the Progress Report also recognises that, with 70% of infrastructure already in place, the risks around delivering Glasgow 2014 are less than for other Games.

Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow

Glasgow – host for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Development Teams

Four consortia shortlisted to develop £245m Commonwealth Games Village:

– Broadway Malyan Consortium

– City Legacy Consortium led by Davis Langdon with RMJM, Cruden Estates, McTaggart & Mickel, Citybuilding and CCG

– Gladedale Consortium

– The PPD Consortium led by developer Charles Price with Mace, Caledonian Building, Woogar Hunter, DTZ with Elder and Cannon Architects, gm+ad Architects, Ian Simpson Architects (masterplan architect), Nord Architecture and Reiach and Hall Architects.

2014 Commonwealth Games site:
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image : RMJM

Broadway Malyan’s team, of Arup, Drivers Jonas and regeneration company New City Vision, is still to appoint a contractor to bid with, while the Gladedale Consortium, with Bellway Homes and Citta Property Group, the Australian developer which built the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, is in discussions with three architects to join its team.

The four consortiums were officially ratified by Glasgow City Council and will now enter into a competitive dialogue process with them. Two consortiums will be shortlisted by the end of 2008, with a successful team chosen by summer 2009.

The winning bidder will build up to 1,500 homes in the east end of Glasgow. These will house 8,000 athletes during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and provide a mixture of private and affordable homes after the Commonwealth Games end.

Commonwealth Games Village Land

Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee has approved plans to acquire the most significant piece of land at the site for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.
21 Aug 2008

Commonwealth Games Organisation

Chief Exec & Operating body similar to London Olympics’ ODA to be created by Glasgow City Council according to a report in latest Building magazine. The estimated £500m of associated works is dominated by the £245m Athlete’s Village. Nov 2007

Commonwealth Games Glasgow – Facilties & Venues

Athlete’s Village, Dalmarnock
Commonwealth Games Glasgow
picture from architect
Est. £245m
Commonwealth Games athletes village

Commonwealth Games Sports Arena, East End

picture from architect
Est. £76m
National Indoor Sports Arena

National Entertainment Arena, adj. SECC, West End
venue for gymnastics + netball
National Indoor Sports Arena Glasgow
picture from architect
Est. £112m
Commonwealth Games Entertainment Arena

Aquatics Centre, Tollcross Park, east Glasgow
Swimming Pool + Auditorium
Est. £12.5m

Glasgow Green redevelopment
Venue for hockey, marathon + cycle track
Est. £3m

Hampden Park redevelopment, south Glasgow
Est. £21m

Commonwealth Games Glasgow : National Entertainment Arena

2014 Athletes Village image:
Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow
picture from architect

Commonwealth Games Glasgow : Velodrome, part of Scottish National Indoor Arena




Architecture in Strathclyde

Scottish Sports Stadium : Meadowbank

Celtic Park
Celtic Park
photo © Adrian Welch

Commonwealth Games Athletes Village




Rangers Stadium Glasgow

Commonwealth Games – athletes village architect : RMJM

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