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  • 21 May 2014, 7:24

Glasgow 2014: Tickets On Sale After IT Glitch

The remaining 50,000 tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be available from today after an IT glitch suspended sales last week.

They will be sold over the next three days in what organisers call a "phased approach" to managing the high demand for seats.

Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies are available from 10am, as well as for team sports including hockey, netball and rugby sevens.

Tickets for other events including athletics, badminton and squash will be available on Thursday, while those for weightlifting, shooting and other sports go on sale on Friday.

Some 100,000 extra tickets for Glasgow 2014 were made available last week, but sales were suspended following complaints about finalising transactions.

The IT problems have since been resolved by Ticketmaster.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "The enthusiasm for tickets so far has been huge and we are fully focused on meeting that positive demand.

"From today, we want to ensure that everyone who wants to be part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has the opportunity to do so.

"The phased approach to selling tickets will help us manage the demand, although we ask everyone for their patience at peak times on the website and free-phone hotlines."

About 2.3 million applications were made for the initial one million tickets released last year. The most popular events were athletics, aquatics and cycling.

:: Details on how to buy tickets can be found at www.glasgow2014.com.

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