SECC Armadillo features in Delhi

15 Oct 2010

The final countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games has begun in earnest as the games in Delhi conclude with a handover ceremony, featuring Clyde Waterfront landmark, the Clyde Auditorium.

The River Clyde was one of the stars of the show as the 2010 Commonwealth Games came to an end in Delhi. The River Clyde was depicted using rippling cloth and giant inflatables replicated the Squinty Bridge, Armadillo. The Loch Ness Monster also put in an appearance.

Scotland's largest city took centre stage as it now prepares to host the Games in less than four years, with the opening ceremony scheduled for on July 23, 2014.

John Sharkey, Chief Executive of the SECC said: "We are delighted that the "Armadillo" has played a key part in the Delhi 2010 Handover ceremony representing Glasgow 2014.

"The fact that the Clyde Auditorium's iconic architecture was chosen illustrates the significance the building has as a landmark and destination within the city. We look forward to being a key venue during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and extending a warm Scottish welcome to athletes, officials and the international media.

The new SECC National Arena, will add a 12,000 seater arena to SECC's already extensive facilities, and will be used to host gymnastics and netball at the games.

During the closing ceremony in Delhi Glasgow was showcased to an estimated television audience of one billion viewers. More than 350 volunteer cast members from every part of Scotland took part.

Source: SECC press release