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.
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
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.
benefit of the Commonwealth Games is further explored in our
expert article by Councillor Archie Graham.
The Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow from 23 July – 3 August 2014.