Glasgow 2014’s stunning athletics track under starter’s orders for a great Games.
The Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison today attended the reveal of the city’s spectacular new world-class athletics arena following the stunning transformation of Hampden Park.
Scotland’s National Stadium will stage some of the most thrilling moments of the competition, with more than a thousand athletes going all out for gold and glory in over 48 events in seven days.
Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison said:
“This new athletics track is truly fantastic and another excellent example of how ready we are for these Games. This completes an amazing transformation of Hampden Park.
“It is very exciting to have Team Scotland athlete Eilish McColgan here today to mark the occasion. I’m very much looking forward to seeing her in action on the Hampden track and adding to the Team Scotland medal haul.
“I am also very pleased that there is work ongoing to ensure that the running tracks will be relocated after the Games providing a valuable legacy and, hopefully, encouraging many more future Scottish athletes.”
The Hampden Park transformation features a revolutionary solution which has raised its surface by almost two metres, gaining the width and length required for an IAAF-approved Athletics track.
The approach is already being termed the ‘Glasgow solution’ in worldwide Athletics circles, with widespread interest in the potential it creates for a range of venues to host world-class athletics events.
View the transformation of Hampden into a world class athletics arena