Ticketmaster Link Up With Glasgow 2014

About one million tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be sold by the world's largest ticketing company, it has been announced.

Ticketmaster has been appointed as the official provider of tickets for the Games, the largest multi-sport event Scotland has hosted. Full details on tickets will be revealed in Glasgow later this month, including the range of prices for every sport across Games venues. 

Athletics fans will be able to buy tickets online and over the phone when sales launch in August. 

There will also be box-office outlets at venues during Games time from July 23 to August 3. 

Glasgow 2014 deputy chief executive Ty Speer said: ``The summer of 2014 will see the eyes of the world focus on Scotland, as one of the world's greatest sporting events comes to Glasgow - our largest, proudest city. 

``It is incredibly important we have a services provider which can successfully meet our commitment to deliver outstanding Games with packed stadia and through a fair and simple ticketing strategy. 

``Ticketmaster has a wealth of experience in delivering ticketing for major sporting events and we are looking forward to working with them in the months to come.'' 

Chris Edmonds, chairman of Ticketmaster UK, said: ``Our Ticketmaster team will bring unrivalled knowledge and experience of supporting major high-profile international events and our goal will be to help deliver a comprehensive and successful ticketing strategy for Glasgow 2014.'' 

Ticketmaster sold in excess of 10.9 million tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

About 4,500 athletes from around the Commonwealth will compete in 17 sports over 11 days across Glasgow and beyond.

Events will take place at venues from the brand new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome to Scotland's national stadium, Hampden Park.