A Venue Guide To The Games

Barry Buddon Shooting Centre

This satellite venue in Angus on the east coast, near to Carnoustie golf course, will host all shooting events on one site. Its ranges are well established and in regular military use. It was also the home of shooting at the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games.

Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

A specially-created mountain bike course in Cathkin Braes Country Park, on the south side of Glasgow. It was used for the British Cross Country Championships in July 2013 and will become a permanent facility - for the public and future competitions - after the Commonwealth Games.

Celtic Park

One of the most famous football stadia in the UK, the 60,000-capacity home of Celtic in the east end of the city will host the opening ceremony. Its close proximity to the athletes' village made it a logical choice.

Emirates Arena

Located close to the athletes' village and Celtic Park, the newly-built Emirates Arena will be the venue for the badminton competition. Six courts will be installed across an arena floor which can host indoor athletics and there will be seating for up to 5,000 spectators. The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is part of the arena and will host track cycling. The venue has already hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and the Scottish National Track Championships. It has a permanent viewing capacity of 2,500 which will be increased to 4,000.

Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green, the city's oldest park, will hold hockey and provide the start and finish points for the marathon and two cycling events, the road race and time trial. The new Glasgow National Hockey Centre has been built on the park with the Games in mind and has two pitches. Its 500 seating capacity will be temporarily increased to 5,000.

Hampden Park

The famous home of Queen's Park and the Scottish national football team has been temporarily revamped and will hold the track and field athletics and closing ceremony. The transformation of the stadium has led to a decrease in capacity but around 44,000 will be able to watch some of the most popular events of the Games.


Another of Glasgow's revered football stadia, the home of Rangers, is involved as the venue for the rugby sevens competition. It holds around 50,000.

Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre

A picturesque setting for the lawn bowls competitions, overlooked by the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Glasgow University buildings. Its facilities have undergone substantial renovation since 2010 to bring them up to international standard. It has five greens and will hold 2,500 spectators.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Glasgow may be the prime focus but Scotland's capital Edinburgh will also have a big part to play as the host for the diving competitions. The Royal Commonwealth Pool, built for the 1970 Games and used again in 1986, was an obvious choice of venue and has undergone an extensive refurbishment.

SECC Precinct

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and its surrounding precinct will be at the heart of the Games, hosting six sports as well as the main broadcast and press centres. The other centres on the campus are the SECC Exhibition Halls, Clyde Auditorium and The Hydro. Gymnastics, boxing, judo, netball, wrestling and weightlifting/powerlifting will be based around the precinct.

Scotstoun Sports Campus

Two sports will be based at the recently-renovated Scotstoun venue - squash and table tennis. The centre-piece for the squash events will be a glass-walled show court surrounded by 2,500 seats with another six courts in use. For table tennis there will be two show courts in front of 2,500 seats with 500 seats at a further eight match courts.

Strathclyde Country Park

This large park to the south east of the city - in between Hamilton and Motherwell - will hold the triathlon. The swimming will take place in Strathclyde Loch with the running and cycling stages held on the surrounding roads and pathways.

Tollcross International Swimming Centre

The swimming centre at Tollcross Park in the east end has been extended and considerably upgraded for the Games. A 50m six-lane warm-up and training pool have been added to facilities which included the 10-lane main pool. The capacity for the Games will be 5,000.

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