The Commonwealth Games 2014 will be take place in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. Glasgow has won bid to host for 2014 Commonwealth Games. As you all know, the Commonwealth Games is one of the most prestigious & esteemed events in all over the world. The 20th Commonwealth Games will continue for 12 days from 23rd July to 3 August 2014. The City of Glasgow is proud that "The Friendly Games" will be the biggest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Here I have included Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow - Dates & Venues’ information.
Over the last 10 years however Glasgow and Scotland have also staged World, Commonwealth, European or International events in all 17 sports proposed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the World Badminton Championships in 1997. The city of Glasgow is known for its friendliness, generosity of spirit and sense of humor.
Commonwealth Games 2014 will welcome 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 countries. There are also hundreds of thousands of people welcomed to the host city of the Commonwealth Games. It will begin on 23rd July 2014 with the opening ceremony at Glasgow’s Celtic Park and August 3rd 2014 will be the last day of ceremony at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Several mostly played in Commonwealth countries, will be on display for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games including 17 sports: badminton, weightlifting, lawn bowls, hockey (men & women), athletics, aquatics, boxing, rugby 7s (men), squash, netball (women), cycling, shooting, wrestling, gymnastics, judo, table tennis & triathlon.
The venues of Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow:
The main venue for athletics and for the closing ceremony would be held on Hampden Park, Scotland's National Football Stadium. Celtic Park would be used for the opening ceremony. Hampden Park is one of an iconic place for Scots. It is the home ground of the national football team, which will be transformed for the period of the Glasgow Games for the track and field events.
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre:
Scotland's north bank of the River Clyde, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) would provide several multipurpose arena style venues including the planned Scottish National Arena for events such as gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, and judo. It will be also hosting related entertainments events for the period of the games.
Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Complex:
Kelvingrove Park is situated (close to the SECC) in the Glasgow's West End, which has already five bowling greens installed for competitive use. A complete improves and renovation of the park is ongoing, and the park is also able of holding events like triathlon and hockey. For the latter events, Glasgow Green could be a possible alternative venue.
Ibrox Stadium (in the South Side,) is the considered venue for the rugby sevens tournament. The another outdoor venue in the city, such as Pollok Park or the military Dechmont ranges in Cambuslang will be held the shooting competition. For the famous Glasgow Rangers Football Team, Ibrox Stadium is the home.
National Indoor Sports Arena:
Parkhead in the East End of the city will be used for a new National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome Complex. Velodrome is the part of Scottish National Indoor Arena and will be opposite Celtic Park.
Neighboring to this, a possible site for an athletes' village has also been recognized in Dalmarnock. The village would be planned to create 6,000 homes and officials in 2,500 residential units and leave a legacy of renewal in this deprived district of the city.
Tollcross International Aquatic Centre:
Already one Olympic standard 50 metre swimming pool owned by Tollcross International Aquatic Centre. The pool and the facilities would be extensively refurbished, and a second 50 metre pool would be added for the Games' aquatic events.
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