Glasgow 2014 tickets go on sale

Tickets to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow go on sale at 10am today.

Delays as Glasgow Commonwealth tickets go on sale

A surge of people applying for tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games led to delays of up to an hour as one million went on sale today.

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, the organising committee's website had crashed due to the huge demand.

Organisers said tickets - which range from £15 to £250 - were available until mid-September and urged people to be "patient" in their quest to buy tickets for the event.

ITV News' Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports:

Glasgow 2014 website 'experiencing high demand'

Glasgow 2014's website is experiencing high demand. Credit: www.glasgow2014.com

The official Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 website is "experiencing high demand" after approximately one million tickets went on sale today.

Waiting times are currently exceeding an hour for the tickets. Games chiefs have pledged that two-thirds of tickets will be priced at £25 or less.

Click here to buy your tickets

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Sturgeon: Glasgow games 'guarantee sporting drama'

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will "guarantee top class sporting drama", according to deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.

This is a chance to be part of one of the world's biggest events and the largest ever multi-sport event in Scotland.

With affordable ticket prices and concessions for children and over 60s, this is a truly family friendly Games that will guarantee top class sporting drama for spectators and a great Glasgow welcome for visitors.

– Deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

Glasgow is preparing to welcome 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth who will take part in the 11 day event next summer.

Tickets for Commonwealth Games go on sale

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Australian team Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti learns the Highland Fling to mark one year until the Games start. Credit: PA

One million tickets to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games go on sale later this morning.

To kick off ticket sales, Glasgow-born ambassador for the Games Michael Jamieson will dive into the refurbished pool at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre at 10am.

Chairman of Glasgow 2014, Lord Smith of Kelvin, said: "Glasgow 2014 in every sense is a Games for everyone and a fantastic opportunity to experience world-class sport up close in one of the world's great sporting cities."

Tickets are available for four weeks, until Monday September 16. Adult tickets start at £15 and two-thirds are less than £25.

Click here to buy your tickets.