Extra Glasgow 2018 tickets released as demand surges

The GB Rowing Team will be competing on home water for the first time since 2013, between 2 and 5 August 2018

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Karen Bennett is the rowing ambassador for Glasgow 2018 (Photo - Glasgow 2018)

A bundle of additional tickets have been released for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships this week due to popular demand for the world-first event.

Extra tickets have been released across all six sports, aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, triathlon and rowing, with the rowing being held at Strathclyde Country Park between 2 and 5 August.

The European Rowing Championships will see around 600 of the continent’s best rowers compete over 18 different medal events and will be the first time the GB Rowing Team have competed on home water since 2013.

Last week, Karen Bennett, Olympic silver medallist in the women’s eight from Rio 2016 was announced as rowing ambassador. Speaking about Glasgow 2018, Bennett said: “It’s excellent that this world first, the European Championships, will combine Athletics in Berlin with Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon in Glasgow to create one amazing event this August. I’m immensely proud to be named as the rowing ambassador for Glasgow 2018.

“The European Rowing Championships has a rich history and the crowds in Glasgow and Scotland have a long-standing reputation for being fantastic. I have no doubt that the competition and atmosphere at this year’s rowing event at Strathclyde Park will be thrilling for athletes, spectators, and rowing fans.”

Tickets went on sale on a first come first served basis last year, with sports fans and families snapping up seats for the biggest sporting event hosted in Scotland since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. There are tickets for 84 thrilling sessions of sport taking place over 11 days in August, with prices starting at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and over 60s.

Glasgow 2018 Championships Director Colin Hartley said: “We know that people in Scotland and the UK love their sport and the appetite for international multi-sport events is huge. It’s been fantastic to see such an uptake on tickets so far and with less than 100 days to go until the event gets underway, we would encourages fans to buy now to avoid disappointment.”

Alongside ticketed events, Glasgow 2018 will also stage a number of free events including the Cycling Road Race through the streets of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and Stirling, Open Water Swimming at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Mountain Biking at Cathkin Braes.

Glasgow 2018’s vibrant cultural programme, Festival 2018, will also put on hundreds of unmissable performances and family-friendly events in Glasgow’s George Square, Merchant City, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire and Edinburgh.

One million residents, visitors, spectators, athletes and media will be part of the sporting and cultural experience at Glasgow 2018 this summer.

Tickets can be purchased now from glasgow2018.com/tickets.

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