When Glasgow 2014 announced their ticketing strategy back in May this year, they pledged that athletes from all competing countries would be able to purchase during the Games two tickets for their family and friends to attend any finals/medal sessions in which they ultimately compete.
To build further on this welcome news and to give greater certainty to athletes and their families at an earlier stage in the process, Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is pleased to announce a wider ticketing opportunity.
CGS will make up to fourtickets per session available for purchase from its own allocation. This priority offer will be open to all athletes selected to represent Team Scotland and for all sessions in which they compete. This includes the two tickets for finals/medal sessions originally offered by the Organising Committee.
For any additional tickets required for these sessions or for any other sports, athletes’ families and friends should still apply directly to Glasgow 2014 through the public ticketing process. However, if fewer tickets are required, there is no need to do so, as they can rest assured that their athlete (if selected) is already guaranteed four tickets per session they compete in.
The sale of these tickets will be administered directly by CGS, with all communication regarding payment and distribution coming through the relevant Scottish governing body of sport and via the appointed sport team manager in particular.
Athletes will be asked to nominate a ‘family and friends representative’ in due course and applications for these tickets can only be made to CGS once an athlete has received official confirmation of their Team selection from CGS.
Announcing the CGS family and friends ticketing initiative, Jon Doig, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chief Executive and Team Scotland Chef de Mission said: “One of the huge benefits of a ‘home’ Games is for athletes to be able to have their family and friends there to support them at one of the most important times of their lives.
“Families make a considerable sacrifice over many years to help their athlete make it to the highest level and we know just how important it is for them to have the opportunity to be there when it counts. So we want to take the worry and uncertainty out of the ticketing process for this important group.
“With the full agreement and support of Glasgow 2014, CGS will guarantee that all Team Scotland selected athletes will be able to purchase up to four tickets for every session they compete in. We believe this is good news for prospective Team Scotland athletes and their family and friends.”