Glasgow 2014’s triathlon tickets going fast
Applications flooding in, organisers "delighted"
Triathlon events are proving to be one of the hottest tickets going for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, according to the organisers.
Applications are reported to be flooding in for seats at swimming, diving and cycling events, while other sports proving very popular include triathlon, artistic gymnastics and shooting.
The four-week ticketing programme launched on 19 August, with up to one million tickets available, of which two-thirds are priced at £25 or less.
Gordon Arthur, Glasgow 2014’s chief communications officer, said: “As we near the halfway point, we’re really delighted by the volume of applications for tickets already received and the high demand we are seeing across the sports programme.
“Glasgow 2014’s ticketing website has been functioning well and processing requests as quickly as possible, keeping waiting at peak times to a minimum.”
With demand so high, Glasgow 2014’s organisers have indicated that a draw is likely to take place for the most popular sports, with 16 September set as the cut-off date for applications.
Around 4,500 athletes from the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth will be competing for gold at the Games next summer.