Commonwealth Games tickets set to go back on sale

Tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will go back on sale today after long delays and technical problems caused the initial launch to be suspended last week.

Charlie Moore (aged 1), sitting on his dad Brett's shoulders, touches the Commonwealth Games Baton. Credit: Ben Birchall for Glasgow 2014

Around 50,000 tickets remain and they are set to be released over the next three days in a bid to manage demand on the website and phoneline.

During the initial launch, some customers were faced with hours of waiting, others were unsure if online transactions were completed and many were charged for an engaged tone when attempting to buy tickets on the phoneline.

The sale was stopped due to the problems with only half of the 100,000 tickets managing to be sold.

From 10am today, remaining seats at the opening and closing ceremonies will be available along with tickets to watch team sports such as hockey, netball and rugby sevens.