Venues of the 2014 Commonwealth Games
2014 Commonwealth Games
East End cluster
The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome precinct is situated at Parkhead in the East End of the city, the velodrome itself is opposite Celtic Park, which will be used for the opening ceremony. These venues hosted the Badminton as well as Track cycling.
Tollcross International Swimming Centre, was the venue for Swimming events. It already has one Olympic standard 50 metre swimming pool, which was extensively upgraded, and a second 50 metre pool was also to 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 was over 5,000 seats for the Games.
|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
Ibrox Stadium, in the South Side, was the venue for the Rugby Sevens tournament. Mountain biking was be held on the Cathkin Braes in Rutherglen, the Royal Burgh neighbouring the City. The Marathon also began and ended at Hampden Park in the South Side, which hosted all the track and field events as well as the closing ceremony.
|Hampden||Athletics, Closing Ceremony||46,000|
|Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails||Mountain Biking||N/A|
West End cluster
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, located in the West End of the city, hosted the 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 hosted Weightlifting, whilst the new SSE Hydro was used for the Gymnastics and Netball events.
Kelvingrove Park, also in the city's West End, was be the venue for Bowls and has five bowling greens installed for competitive use. A comprehensive upgrade and refurbishment of the park is completed ahead of the Games. Scotstoun Leisure Centre hosted Table tennis and Squash.
|SECC Precinct||SECC Halls||Boxing (Preliminaries)||2,000|
|The SSE Hydro||Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Boxing (Finals), Netball (Finals)||13,000|
|Scotstoun Stadium||Squash, Table Tennis||12,500|
|Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre||Lawn Bowls||2,500|
The Shooting competitions took 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 were temporary ranges built for the small-bore rifle and pistol events.
|Barry Buddon Shooting Centre||Barry||Shooting||N/A|
|Royal Commonwealth Pool||Edinburgh||Diving||2,000|
|Strathclyde Country Park||Motherwell||Triathlon||N/A|
- "Athletes Village and Venues". glasgow2014.com. glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 1 October 2012.