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​Your Glasgow Sport Facilities and the 2014 Commonwealth Games

2014 promises to be a fantastic year for Glasgow as we get ready to host the Commonwealth Games. Since winning the bid in 2007 there has been a lot of work right across the city in preparation for the visit of some of the world’s elite athletes. 

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has already been great news for the city.  There's been around £200m worth of investment in fitness facilities across the city and Glasgow has played host to some amazing sporting events. This year, the city has the chance to shine on a global stage like never before.

As a result of such significant investment we now boast a brand new gym, one of the biggest in the city, at Scotstoun Sports Campus as well as 6 brand new squash courts; the £113 million Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome; the refurbished Tollcross International Swimming Centre; the Glasgow National Hockey Centre and we have a refresh programme in place to upgrade our gyms with the latest Technogym equipment. 

During the Games a number of our venues will be used to host events and, as such, we plan to make some changes to help you continue your healthy lifestyle with the Glasgow Sport. The timeline below details the potential closures:

​Venue Venue Area Closed to Customers ​Reopening to Customers
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​​Outdoor Tennis ​14/5/2014 ​25/8/2014
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​2G Synthetic Pitch ​14/5/2014 ​Upgrade to 3G pitch post games to improve facility*
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​Indoor Tennis ​13/6/2014 ​31/8/2014
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​Remainder of building (Badminton & Outdoor Hall) ​28/6/2014 ​15/8/2014
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​Stadium ​1/7/2014 ​15/8/2014
Scotstoun Sports Campus ​5-a-side ​1/7/2014 ​​15/8/2014
Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome ​All areas ​13/6/2014 ​19/8/2014^
​Glasgow Green and Hockey Centre Football Centre 30/06/2014 ​13/8/2014    Number of pitches remaining closed for refurbishment
​Glasgow Green and Hockey Centre ​Hockey Centre ​30/6/2014 ​​13/8/2014
​Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls & Tennis ​Tennis Courts ​24/5/2014 ​16/8/2014
​Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls & Tennis
​Greens 1 & 2 ​2/6/2014 ​16/8/2014
​Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls & Tennis ​Greens 3 & 4 including Pavilion and Bothy ​2/7/2014 ​7/8/2014
​Ibrox Football Centre ​All areas ​16/6/2014 ​6/8/2014
​Tollcross International Swimming Centre ​Sports Hall (hall 1 only) ​2/6/2014 ​23/8/2014
​Tollcross International Swimming Centre ​All other areas ​13/6/2014 ​19/8/2014
​Toryglen Regional Football Centre
​Grass Pitch ​31/5/2014 ​1/9/2014
​Toryglen Regional Football Centre ​Facility Car Park ​27/7/2014 ​​4/8/2014
​Toryglen Regional Football Centre
Indoor Facilities​ ​05/08/2014

^ 19/08/2014 (Gym, all Fitness Classes, Velodrome, and Refresh Spa)              25/08/2014 Sports Arena and Sport Hall​

*As part of the £1.85m investment in our new gyms and pitches the 2G synthetic pitch will be upgraded to a 3G pitch post games giving you even better facilities to enjoy.


What does this mean for me?

Glasgow Club Members

It’s really important to us that you can stay active and feel great and when there is a temporary change to things, most Glasgow Club members find they're better off with us because we're more flexible than any other club and better equipped to support you. 

As a Glasgow Club member you’ll find one of our other 19 other gyms across the city is near home or work so you can still fit your workout into your busy day. What’s more, we’re opening two Super Gyms (at Gorbals in January 2014 and at Bellahouston in June 2014) so there will be access to all the kit and expertise you need to have a great workout and leave the gym with a smile.

If the studio at your favourite Glasgow Club centre is affected, you won't miss out! We’ll be continuing to run an exciting and varied timetable at a venue nearby and launching new classes. The new fitness class timetables will be on site and online at the end of March as usual and this will give you all the details of your favourite classes.

Sports Classes

Our children’s coaching programme is very important to us. For our football, swimming and gymnastics programmes the second block of the year, the Spring block, will follow immediately on from the first block and so will finish in the last week of May. This should give your little athletes plenty of time to get excited about the Games.

For information on start dates for the post summer block, please check the relevant venue page on the Glasgow Sport section of our website.

Our other coaching courses including Athletics, Tennis and Badminton and their summer programmes (which will be detailed in our holiday brochure) will move to either other Glasgow Club venues or other community venues.  

Regular Lets

If you have a regular let with us; a game of fives; a regular game of badminton; a sports club booking then, as you know, we are making every effort to find you an alternative venue for the period of the Games. More news to follow in the New Year.

 

For the most up to date information keep checking www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport ​


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