Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

  • Artists impression of the National Velodrome at night, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Inside the National Velodrome, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014

Contact Details:
Glasgow 2014

Website: 
www.glasgow2014.com

Project History
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  • Artists impression of the Athletes Village, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • The new national indoor arena, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Artists impression of the National Velodrome at night, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Artists impression of the National Velodrome, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • The Athletes Village at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Netball at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Athletics at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014
  • Wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, courtesy of Designhive/Glasgow 2014

Location:

Clyde-wide

Description:

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are acting as a catalyst for investment and regeneration, sparking a massive influx of visitors and leaving a lasting legacy for the city.  Glasgow has an ambitious new Tourism Strategy to increase tourism revenue by 60% by 2016, and the Commonwealth Games is expected to go a long way towards helping achieve that. Around 100,000 additional visitors to the city are expected in the three years following the Games.

In the Clyde Waterfront area the new SSE Hydro Arena is a 12,000 seater arena at SECC which will host the gymnastics tournament and netball finals. The £125 indoor Arena opened in 2013, creating Scotland's top venue for large scale concerts, conferences and events.

Find contract information relating to the Commonwealth Games on the Glasgow Business Portal.

Get Ready Glasgow is the umbrella brand for all the work being carried out to keep the city functioning in the lead up to and during the Commonwealth Games.

It is anticipated that the net economic benefit to Glasgow will be £26 million, while the benefit to Scotland will be £81 million.  In the three years following the Games, there could be a net increase of 4% in tourism, which equates to approximately £30 million in additional expenditure.

The development benefit of the Commonwealth Games is further explored in our expert article by Councillor Archie Graham.

 

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Timescale:

The Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow from 23 July – 3 August 2014.