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Emirates Arena and SCH Velodrome Reopens to the Public


Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Fully Repoens to the Public and Gets Ready for Next Big Event

One of the most prominent venues of the Commonwealth Games has fully reopened to the public and is already getting ready for its next big event. The Emirates Arena is already planning to welcome back some of the stars of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when it hosts the European Open Judo Championships in early October.

5 Glasgow 2014 Gold Medal winners, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze Medallists will be part of the 26 strong Great Britain team which will compete at the Championships on Saturday October 4. It will be the biggest Judo only event in the UK in 2014.

All event and ticket information can be found at www.glasgowopenjudo.com. Tickets start from £5, and concessions are available to children aged 15 and under, senior citizens, and disabled spectators. For further information please contact events@britishjudo.org.uk or please call 01509 631695.

The Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome hosted the track cycling and badminton events during the Glasgow 2014 commonwealth Games making it one of the most used venues of the Games. With the SCH Velodrome, Gym and Spa also reopening its doors last week, the world class sports complex is now fully reopened to the public.

Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life said:

“These world class venues have performed brilliantly in front of a global audience during the Commonwealth Games but are now being used again by the people of Glasgow. Some of the very best international athletes are once again making plans to compete in Glasgow and the European Open Judo Championships will be another great opportunity to see Commonwealth Games athletes in action.”

The European Open Judo is a partnership between Glasgow Life, British Judo, Judo Scotland and Event Scotland. 

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