HIGH DEMAND FOR 2014 GAMES TICKETS
Demand for tickets to see the most popular sports at next year's Commonwealth Games is already outstripping supply, organisers have said.
Applications have been flooding in for seats at swimming, diving and cycling events since the launch of the ticketing programme on August 19.
Artistic gymnastics, shooting and triathlon are also proving extremely popular, according to a new ticketing guide.
Up to one million tickets are available for the Glasgow event and organisers say they are ``delighted'' with the response from the public so far.
The update on ticketing has been published to guide applicants through the process and outline the best chances of securing a seat.
A draw is likely to take place for the most popular sports due to the high level of demand.
Gordon Arthur, Glasgow 2014's chief communications officer, said: ``As we near the halfway point, we're really delighted by the volume of applications for tickets already received and the high demand we are seeing across the sports programme.
``Glasgow 2014's ticketing website has been functioning well and processing requests as quickly as possible, keeping waiting at peak times to a minimum.
``Everyone has until September 16 to make their choices and get their applications in.
``The guide we have issued today is designed to help ticket applicants make choices which maximise their chances of being able to experience the Games.
``Of course, everyone can still apply for any tickets they want but we are keen to let people know where the best chances of success currently lie.
``We will also provide further updates during the coming fortnight.''
Next summer, 4,500 athletes from the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth will compete for gold at the Games.
Two-thirds of tickets are priced at £25 or less and it makes no difference at what point fans apply during the four-week ticketing window.
The guide is available at www.glasgow2014.com/tickets, where requests for tickets for the 17 sports and 11 days of competition can be made until September 16.