With just one week to go before up to one million tickets go on sale for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, five elite sports personalities are today (Monday August 12) unveiled as Official Games Ambassadors and stars of the Games’ Ticketing campaign.
London 2012 Gold medallists Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams, Olympic and Commonwealth Scottish swimming stars Michael Jamieson and David Carry and Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete Allan Wells have been named as Official Glasgow 2014 Ambassadors. They join Britain’s greatest Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy and Rebecca Adlington, Britain’s most successful Olympic swimmer for a century as sporting Ambassadors for the Commonwealth Games which come to Glasgow in less than a year’s time.
The sporting champions will feature throughout the campaign to encourage everyone to be part of the UK’s next major sporting occasion and the biggest sporting and cultural festival that Scotland has ever hosted.
Michael, Jessica and Nicola will be seen in iconic outdoor posters from Monday August 12 and will also feature in a 40-second TV advert which will be aired across Scotland and the North of England, and shown in cinemas, from next Monday (August 19), the day tickets for next year’s Games go on sale to the nation and across the Commonwealth.
The advert, narrated by Scottish actor and Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd, showcases the electrifying and world-class sports action spectators can enjoy next summer. Featuring the soundtrack “Let’s Go” by Scots superstar DJ Calvin Harris, the TV ad fires the starting pistol for the four-week ticketing phase where fans can apply for Games tickets across the 17 sports.
Tickets for Glasgow 2014 are accessible, affordable and for everyone. Prices start from just £15 for adults with half price concessions for under 16s and over 60s. More than two thirds of the tickets cost £25 or less. Applying for tickets is simple and fair and designed to help as many people as possible be part of the Games.
Commonwealth and Olympic legend Allan Wells MBE and double gold-medal winning Commonwealth swimmer David Carry will also work closely with the Glasgow 2014 team offering their insight into competing in both Olympic and Commonwealth Games and encouraging and inspiring everyone to be part of something special at Glasgow 2014.
Michael Jamieson is Olympic and Commonwealth 200m breaststroke silver medallist. Returning to the pool in which he trained as a young swimmer, Michael is aiming to go one better at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow next summer by winning a home gold in every sense.
Michael Jamieson, said: “Glasgow 2014 is going to be one of the highlights of my career and I’m delighted to be an Official Ambassador for the Games. Tollcross, the venue for swimming at the Games, is the pool in which I trained as a youngster and decided that I wanted to take swimming seriously. I’ve trained in that pool with just my coach watching; I can’t wait to swim there in front of a packed home crowd creating what I’m sure will be a wall of noise.
“Swimming for me is all about competing and performing in big competitions, and they don’t come much bigger than a Commonwealth Games in your home city and home pool. I can’t wait and I’m going for gold.”
David Carry said: “The spine-tingling and unforgettable atmosphere of competing at a Commonwealth Games is one of the memories of my career which will stay with me forever. I’m sure the athletes gearing up to compete at Glasgow 2014 will experience something extra special as Glasgow and Scotland is known for its passionate and enthusiastic crowds.
“I hope the whole nation gets behind the athletes competing, to experience the moments of drama, excitement and celebration of the Games.”
Allan Wells MBE said: “The Commonwealth Games is an event like no other, bringing out the best in some of the world’s greatest athletes. My experience competing and winning medals for Team Scotland at two Commonwealth Games rank among the highlights of my career.
“Glasgow 2014 is an opportunity for the next generation of Scottish athletes to take centre stage and perform in front of packed stadiums full of spectators shouting their names. I look forward to playing a part as we continue on our journey over the next year towards what will be a special Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.”
For more information on Glasgow 2014 ticketing, visit: http://glasgow2014.com/tickets/
For link to advert, visit: http://glasgow2014.com/