02 Aug

'The Beating Heart of Glasgow'

Glasgow 2014 - 11 days, 6 sports and 81 gold medals won

Praised as the ‘Best Games Ever’ with a total of 1.2 million tickets sold, the SECC campus welcomed over 200,000 visitors over 11 days and provided a magnificent backdrop for the world’s broadcast media at The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

As the largest venue precinct, the campus, comprising the SECC, Clyde Auditorium and The SSE Hydro hosted competitions for six different sports – gymnastics, boxing, judo, netball, wrestling and weightlifting/ powerlifting.  The campus was also the home of the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre.


With up to 20,000 spectators, athletes, technical officials, media and volunteers on site at any one time during the Games, 11 days of competition saw:

  • 60,000 members of the workforce team fed
  • 6,000 athletes fed
  • 150,000 sports fans fed
  • 100,000 bottles of water and 26,000 cups of tea/coffee consumed
  • 2 NHS Scotland ‘Healthy Living’ awards presented, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to a national standard of good practice.

Peter Duthie, chief executive officer, SECC said: “To have played such an instrumental part in the ‘Best Games Ever’ has been a huge honour. 

“Through a brilliant team effort, our campus was transformed to host a range of team and individual sports and to welcome prestigious athletes from across the Commonwealth. 

“11 days of electric atmosphere and tangible excitement produced an incredible success for Glasgow, an amazing result for Team Scotland and a formidable legacy left for our campus.”

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