35 hectares. 6,500 beds. 700 future homes. Relax. Interact. Prepare.
Designed for athletes in consultation with athletes, the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village promises to be a real ‘home from home’.
Set in Glasgow’s East End, the purpose-built, low carbon village is at the heart of one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas. It will be home to the expected 6,500 athletes and CGA team officials for the duration of the Games.
The Village will offer an exclusive retail area, recreation area, dining hall, medical facility and other amenities for the use of the athletes and officials. The Athletes’ Village site will be developed by Glasgow City Council with City Legacy, a private-sector consortium which will build the first 700 units for the Games.
Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Carnoustie
All the shooting events in one destination
All Glasgow 2014 Shooting events will take place at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, which sits within the Ministry of Defense’s training camp, located in Carnoustie on Scotland’s beautiful east coast.
The shooting events are to be located in a combination of existing and temporary international standard ranges allowing spectators to experience all the shooting events on one site across;
An existing Full Bore range
Three temporary Shotgun ranges
Enclosed ranges comprising of a temporary combined10/50 metre range and a temporary 25 metre range
The ranges are located close to the world famous golf courses at Carnoustie and sit amid dramatic scenery, surrounded by windswept dunes where the fresh water of the River Tay meets the sea.
Constructed 1903. Rebuilt 1990s. Adapted for 2014.
At one time the world’s largest stadium, Glasgow’s famous Hampden Park will play host to the Track and Field Athletics competitions and the XX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Hampden Park is an iconic place not only for Glaswegians, but also for all Scots as it is home to the national football team.
Hampden will undergo a transformation for Glasgow 2014 – the playing surface will be raised by 1.9 metres to transform the stadium from a football venue into an international-standard Track and Field facility. A warm-up track and jump areas will be created next to the stadium at Lesser Hampden, with secure, direct access from this site into the main stadium. Further improvements will be carried out at both Hampden and Lesser Hampden, leaving a sporting legacy after the Games.
As shown on the map, Hampden Park is located in the south side of Glasgow. The stadium is 2.6 miles from Glasgow city centre. The venue is easily accessible on foot, by cycle and by public transport as it is served by multiple bus and rail routes. Car parking at or near the venue will be restricted to authorised vehicles only.
At one time the world’s largest stadium, Glasgow’s famous Hampden Park will play host to the Track and Field Athletics competitions and the XX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Hampden Park is an iconic venue for Scots as it is home to the national football team.
Hampden has been transformed for Glasgow 2014 – the playing surface has been raised by 1.9 metres to transform the stadium from a football venue into an international-standard track and field facility. A warm-up track and jump areas have been created next to the stadium at Lesser Hampden, with secure, direct access from this site into the main stadium.
Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre
5 reconstructed bowling greens. Pleasure. Calm. Tradition.
The Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre is located approximately 1.9 miles west of Glasgow city centre, on the north of the River Clyde.
The Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre will host the Lawn Bowls competitions. Owned by Glasgow City Council, the centre has one of the most dramatic settings of all the Games venues, situated next to the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and overlooked by the equally spectacular Victorian edifice of Glasgow University.
There is a long tradition of bowls at Kelvingrove and over a period of two years, from 2010 to 2011, the facility was upgraded to international standard with the reconstruction of five bowling greens. Additional seating has been installed for the Games, so spectators can enjoy both the sport and the setting.
The adjacent park Kelvingrove will play host to one of the four Festival 2014 venues.
ROYAL Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh
A-listed building. 1 billion gallons of water.
Diving will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, located 45 miles to the east of Glasgow.
With Arthur’s Seat outside and award-winning architecture inside, Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool offers a dramatic setting for the Diving competitions. The original Royal Commonwealth Pool was designed by RMJM Architects in 1967 for the Edinburgh 1970 Commonwealth Games and it was used again for Edinburgh 1986. Owned by City of Edinburgh Council, the venue has undergone major refurbishment, including the upgrading of the diving pool to meet international standards.
The building was nominated in 2002 by the Architecture Heritage Society of Scotland as one of the most significant modern contributions to Scottish heritage.
There is a Royal park located in the close vicinity of the pool, Holyrood Park. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of whin (gorse) providing a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape within its 650-acre (260 ha) area.
Edinburgh is home to a host of fabulous attractions, from iconic Edinburgh Castle to the National Museum of Scotland, great theatres offering excellent shows to the activity sport centres and outdoor attractions.
Edinburgh will also play host to the annual Edinburgh Festival at the same time as the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the biggest and most celebrated arts festival in the world, which pulls in over 2,000 shows across August, ranging from spoken word and comedy to theatre and dance.
Scotstoun Sports Campus
2 sports. Fast, dynamic play.
Sporting heritage. Renewal. Legacy.
The Scotstoun Sports Campus is located approximately four miles to the west of Glasgow city centre, on the north of the River Clyde.
The multi-faceted Scotstoun Sports Campus will form one of the precincts of the Games, hosting both the Squash and Table Tennis competitions. Owned by Glasgow City Council and recently refurbished, the venue is already a popular sporting and community resource which includes the National Badminton Academy, indoor tennis centre and other fitness facilities.
At Games Time Scotstoun will make good use of its six new permanent squash courts for singles matches, with the capability of conversion to four doubles courts. It will also feature a glass-walled show court; ensuring spectators get a great view of the action.
The Table Tennis competitions will be played across two show courts and eight match courts.
Post-Games, Scotstoun’s upgraded facilities will be a valuable resource for future international championships and for use by elite and aspiring athletes.
1 precinct. 6 sports. 4 city landmarks. Bustle. Buzz. A real day at the Games.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Precinct is located approximately 1.7 miles west of Glasgow city centre, on the north bank of the River Clyde.
The SECC Precinct will form the largest venue precinct of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It will host the competitions for six sports – Gymnastics, Boxing, Judo, Netball, Wrestling and Weightlifting/Powerlifting. During Games Time it will also be the home of the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre.
Opened in 1985, the SECC is one of Scotland’s most visited venues. The precinct, which already boasts the large-scale SECC Exhibition Halls and the famous Clyde Auditorium (known as the ‘Armadillo’ due to its overlapping, shell-like structure), now also sees the addition of the SSE Hydro.
Opened in late 2013, The SSE Hydro has been designed by internationally-renowned architect Sir Norman Foster. Its amphitheatre-style arena is perfect for the sports programme.
Tollcross International Swimming Centre
50 metres. 16 lanes. 2 pools. Competition. Recreation. Community.
The Tollcross International Swimming Centre is located approximately 3.3 miles to the east of Glasgow’s city centre, on the north bank of the River Clyde.
The drama of the Swimming competitions will be played out at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The venue is owned by Glasgow City Council and has been extensively refurbished and extended. The existing 50 metre, 10-lane pool has been joined by a new 50m, six-lane warm-up and training pool, ensuring world-class facilities for the Games.
The re-development at Tollcross International Swimming Centre will provide a permanent training and recreational facility for the local community and elite athletes alike, as well as a venue for major international swimming competitions.