Venues of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome hosted the track cycling

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

East End cluster[edit]

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.

The Road cycling and Cycling Time-trial events started and finished at Glasgow Green. Glasgow Green was also the venue for Field hockey and saw the construction of a new Glasgow Green Hockey Centre.

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 was also increased by 1,000. Combined with additional temporary seating there was over 5,000 seats for the Games.

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]

The Hampden Park stadium hosting the athletic events

Ibrox Stadium, in the South Side, was the venue for the Rugby Sevens tournament. Mountain biking was 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.

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 SSE Hydro

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 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.

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 SSE 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, hosted the Diving

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.

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

Strathclyde Country Park, beside Hamilton and Motherwell, hosted 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


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