Venues of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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2014 Commonwealth Games

This article lists the Venues of the 2014 Commonwealth Games [1]

East End cluster[edit]

The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the Badminton and Track Cycling

The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome precinct is situated at Parkhead in the East End of the city, the velodrome itself will be opposite Celtic Park, which will be used for the opening ceremony. These venues will host Badminton as well as Track cycling.

The Road cycling and Cycling Time-trial events will start and finish at Glasgow Green. Glasgow Green will also be the venue for Field hockey and will see the construction of a new Glasgow Green Hockey Centre.

Tollcross International Swimming Centre, will be the venue for Swimming events. It already has one Olympic standard 50 metre swimming pool, which will be extensively upgraded, and a second 50 metre pool is also to be added for the Games as a warm-up facility. The existing permanent seating capacity will also be increased by 1000. Combined with additional temporary seating there will be over 5,000 seats for the Games in 2014.

Venue Sports Capacity
Commonwealth Sports Arena Badminton 5,000
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Cycling (track) 4,500
Glasgow Green Hockey Centre Field hockey 5,000
Tollcross International Swimming Centre Swimming 5,000
Celtic Park Opening Ceremony 60,000

South Side Cluster[edit]

A specially adapted Hampden Park will host the Athletics

Ibrox Stadium, in the South Side, is the planned venue for the Rugby Sevens tournament. Mountain biking will be held on the Cathkin Braes in Rutherglen, the Royal Burgh neighbouring the City. The Marathon will also begin and end at Hampden Park in the South Side, which is hosting all the track and field events as well as the closing ceremony.

Venue Sports Capacity
Ibrox Rugby Sevens 52,000
Hampden Athletics, Closing Ceremony 46,000
Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails Mountain Biking N/A

West End Cluster[edit]

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, located in the West End of the city, will host Wrestling, Judo and Boxing, as well as the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Centre, benefiting from its strategic position adjacent to the headquarters of BBC Scotland and STV at Pacific Quay. The Clyde Auditorium will host Weightlifting, whilst the new Scottish Hydro Arena will be used for the Gymnastics and Netball events.

Kelvingrove Park, also in the city's West End, will be the venue for Bowls and already has five bowling greens installed for competitive use. A comprehensive upgrade and refurbishment of the park is underway. Scotstoun Leisure Centre will host Table tennis and Squash.

Venue Sports Capacity
SECC Precinct SECC Halls Boxing (Preliminaries) 2,000
Judo/Wrestling 2,000
Netball (Preliminaries) 2,000
Clyde Auditorium Weightlifting 3,000
The Hydro Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Boxing (Finals), Netball (Finals) 13,000
Precinct Total 20,000
Scotstoun Stadium Squash, Table Tennis 12,500
Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre Lawn Bowls 2,500

Satellite Venues[edit]

The Royal Commonwealth Pool, previously used in the 1970 and 1986 Games, will host the Diving

The Shooting competitions will take place at the Ministry of Defence full-bore rifle and clay target ranges at Barry Buddon, near Dundee, which were also used in the 1986 Commonwealth Games. There will be temporary ranges built for the small-bore rifle and pistol events.

Diving will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, located 45 miles (72 km) to the east, which will also be holding the annual Edinburgh Festival at the same time as the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Strathclyde Country Park, beside Hamilton and Motherwell, will host the Triathlon event.

Venue Location Sports Capacity
Barry Buddon Shooting Centre Barry Shooting N/A
Royal Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh Diving 2,000
Strathclyde Country Park Motherwell Triathlon N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletes Village and Venues". glasgow2014.com. glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 1 October 2012.