Games will come to Glasgow in 2014.
The announcement was made in November 2007 to huge excitement
around the city and beyond. In the Clyde Waterfront area several
major projects will contribute to the success of the 2014
The new National Arena is a
12,000 seater arena at SECC. The £125 indoor Arena is scheduled to
open in 2013, creating Scotland's top venue for large scale
concerts, conferences and events.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are expected to act 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
are expected to go a long way towards helping achieve
that. Around 100,000 additional visitors to the city in the
three years following the Games. New hotel
projects along the waterfront are an essential element in
accommodating this growth.
Find contract information relating to the Commonwealth Games on
the Glasgow Business Portal.
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 news that Glasgow had won the right to host the Games was
announced in November 2007
The Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow from 23 July – 3 August 2014.