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Glasgow wins 2014 Commonwealth Games!

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Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park
- Track and field

Located in the Southern Venue Cluster, Hampden Park will play host to track and field events during the Games. Hampden will also host our closing ceremony.
The famous ‘Hampden Roar’ has inspired generations of the world’s best footballers to achieve great things. In 2014 it will be the cream of the world’s athletes who will be inspired by the passion of a Scottish crowd.
These plans have already been approved by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), and we are sure they will meet with the approval of the athletes, the 46,000 spectators and the millions of fans watching around the world.
Glasgow2014 will be spectacular. It will be exhilarating. It will be an experience that will never be forgotten.

















Celtic Park
- Opening ceremony


Located in the Eastern Venue Cluster, Celtic Park will host the opening ceremony of the Games.
The home of Glasgow Celtic Football Club, this is a stadium with one of the most lauded and celebrated atmospheres of any football arena in the world. This amazing atmosphere is not just due to capacity; the impressive stands literally tower above the pitch, generating a ‘wall of sound’ that brings the hairs on the back of the neck to attention.
The opening ceremony will be a magnificent celebration in a spectacular arena. With the permission of the Commonwealth Games Federation, we want to break with tradition and bring the athletes, the stars of the show, into the arena at the start of proceedings. Situated within walking distance of the Athletes’ Village, they will be able to easily walk, to and from the opening ceremony.




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Ibrox Stadium
- Rugby 7s

Located in the Southern Venue Cluster, Ibrox Stadium will host the rugby 7s competition during the Games.
One of the most famous sporting arenas in the world - Ibrox Stadium, the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club will generate an incredible atmosphere for both players and fans during the Rugby 7s tournament. Ibrox is one of a select few stadia in Europe that has been afforded 5 Star Status by UEFA (Hampden also has this accolade) and regularly plays host to the biggest names in world football.
The transformation for the Games will be stunning and effective. By removing the nets and changing the football goals for rugby, Ibrox will be easily converted to accommodate one of the largest spectator sports of the Games. 50,000 people will cheer on world class teams such as Tonga, New Zealand and Australia at Ibrox during Glasgow 2014.




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The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
- Boxing, press and broadcasting

Located in the Western Venue Cluster, the SECC will be at the beating heart of our Games. As well as being a major sports venue, hosting the boxing competition during the Games, it will also be the site of the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre, housing the world's press and media.
A huge expanse of indoor halls – there is more than enough room for all the equipment that the modern media requires. There are also a number of hotels on site which have been reserved for the media during our Games.






The Clyde Auditorium
- Weightlifting

Located on the site of the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) within the Western Venue Cluster, the Clyde Auditorium will host weightlifting events during the Games.
Designed by the world famous architect Sir Norman Foster, the Clyde Auditorium is one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings. Known locally as ‘The Armadillo’ thanks to its unique design, this building will provide an exciting, modern venue for competitors and spectators.
This venue is also within walking distance of the Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre, ensuring that there will be plenty of media on-hand to cover one of the most popular Commonwealth sports.






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Kelvinhall International Sports Arena
- Wrestling and judo

Located in the Western Venue Cluster, the Kelvinhall International Sports Arena will play host to wrestling and judo events during the Games. This is a centre with an incredible sporting history and an equally exciting future.
This famous old building has been significantly upgraded over the years, making it a regular venue for international indoor athletics and boxing, it is also one of the busiest community sports centres anywhere in Scotland.
For 2014 this process of modernisation will continue, making it an ideal venue for wrestling and judo. There will be room for thousands of fans and the atmosphere will be electric throughout the competition, inspiring the athletes onto the performance of their lives.

After the Games, the new Kelvinhall will continue to attract top class boxing and other hall sports. It will also continue to be one of our biggest and best community sports centres.


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Nicole Forrester. Canada's No1 High jumper at the Kelvin Hall Glasgow.

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Daniel acknowledges the Glasgow fans at the Kelvin Hall during the Norwich Union International event on the 27th January 2007.

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60m hurdles, Norwich Union athletics at Kelvin Hall 2007

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Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Complex
-Lawn bowls

Located in the Western Venue Cluster, Kelvingrove will play host to the lawn bowls competition during the Games. The University of Glasgow and the refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will form a stunning backdrop for the four completely re-laid bowling greens, which will enable athletes to have the performance of their lives, and leave a lasting legacy for the people of Glasgow.




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Scotstoun Stadium & Sports Centre
Table tennis and squash

Located in the Western Venue Cluster, Scotstoun will host the table tennis and squash events during the Games. Already a major athletics venue and home to the National Badminton Academy, Scotstoun is due for significant upgrading and modernisation between now and 2014.

The existing tennis courts will be transformed into the table tennis arena and new squash courts will be built. This venue is already famous for the atmosphere it generates during competitions, with our planned upgrades, this will only get better. As with all of our venue plans, Scotstoun will provide a magnificent setting for the Games, and a sustainable legacy for our community.




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Tollcross International Aquatics Centre
- Race swimming

Located in the Eastern Venue Cluster, Tollcross will host the race swimming events during the Games. The plans for Tollcross are significant. Already home to a 50 metre pool, winning the Games will see us build a second pool, and increase spectator capacity to around 6000. After the Games, the seating area, will be reduced to a sustainable 2500, more than adequate for attracting other major swimming championships. The additional pool, used as a warm up and training facility during the Games, will provide more space for the community and for members of the City of Glasgow swim team.



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Strathclyde Park
- Triathlon

Located to the south east of the city, Strathclyde Park will host the triathlon during the Games.

Strathclyde Park is a world renowned rowing course and already hosts major international events, Commonwealth and world championships on a regular basis. The broadcasters know it and spectators love it. The triathlon could not wish for a better venue during the Games. A self contained site, just 20 minutes from the Games Village, Strathclyde Park will be packed with crowds watching the athletes battle it out on land and water. Strathclyde Park is a picturesque setting for one of the most demanding of events.




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Cathkin Braes
- Mountain Biking

Greater Glasgow’s first international standard mountain biking course will be developed in ideal terrain in a country park overlooking Glasgow just 15 minutes south of the Village. This new development has come forward as a direct consequence of planning for 2014. It will be a legacy that will not only provide a venue capable of staging future international events, but also a facility that will benefit the communities of Glasgow and surrounding areas in a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity.


The hills and wooded terrain of Cathkin Braes, mixed with significant areas of open space, will provide a challenging course but also one that can be viewed easily by spectators. It lends itself fully to broadcasting and affords spectacular views over the city.


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Great Stuff Crusty, was needed after the Games Bid thread, thanks for putting this very valid thread up for the future.

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RMJM pledges design competitions for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games

Glasgow’s successful 2014 Commonwealth Games bid will transform communities with the best in international design, according to RMJM design director Paul Stallan, whose firm conceived the Athletes’ village masterplan.

 

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Were the Opening Ceremonies moved from Hampden Park to celtic Park because they didn't want Celtic Park to be left out of the Games plan?
 

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New Venues

The National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) & The National Velodrome

A 5,000 seat National Indoor Sports Arena and 2,000 seat velodrome with Sport Scotland HQ on a central avenue between is proposed for land adjacent to Celtic Park, accessed by the East End Regeneration Route, a new Parkhead train station and refurbished Dalmarnock station.










Badminton

A brand new venue for the community, the National Indoor Sports Arena, within walking distance of the Athletes’ Village, will host badminton during the Games.
A new international facility for Scotland, the NISA will play a huge part in the development and regeneration of our city.
Situated next to Celtic Park, where the opening ceremony will take place, and the new National Velodrome, NISA will have room for 5000 spectators. This will create an incredible atmosphere during the Games and a wonderful, sustainable championship venue afterwards.




Track cycling

The National Velodrome will be the new home for Scottish cycling and will host all of the track cycling events during the Games.
The velodrome will be a brand new venue for Scotland, within walking distance of the village. Another new international facility for Scotland, the National Velodrome will play a huge part in the development and regeneration of our city.
Situated near to Celtic Park, where the opening ceremony will take place, and the new National Indoor Sports Arena, the velodrome will be a wonderful Games venue and a permanent home for successive generations of Scottish cyclists.
With 4000 seats during the Games, reduced to 2500 afterwards, the velodrome will generate huge amounts of noise and excitement. Cycling is a sport in which Scotland excels, so this venue will be perfect for the passionate home crowd.
After the Games, this venue will be large enough to host major championships, but it will also be a sustainable community facility. As well as being a training venue for the elite cyclists, our velodrome will also be a place where youngsters can learn how to cycle safely.







The National Entertainments Arena (formerly SECC)
Gymnastics and netball


This brand new venue, on the site of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), will host gymnastics and the netball finals during the Games.
Designed by world renowned architect, Sir Norman Foster, this new arena will take your breath away. Incredible sight lines, an electric atmosphere and world class facilities make the National Entertainment Arena one of the most important new buildings in our country and with 12,500 seats, it will be one of the largest indoor venues in the UK.
During the Games, The National Entertainments Arena will primarily be a sports venue, but after the Games, there will be endless possibilities for concerts, sports and cultural performances.
As a part of the ongoing regeneration of the River Clyde, this new arena will leave a major sport and cultural legacy for our whole country.













Planned for the west car park of the SECC complex is a £350million development of an Urban Village, comprising 3,500 homes, an exciting development that promises to create a genuine "village" feel with tightly packed townhomes and tenements overlooked by two high rise towers, tentatively named "entry tower" and "boulevard tower" and two mid rise towers "9 floors above podium" will be located adjacent to the northern edge of the expressway forming an array of pavilion blocks.



Just west of this again will be located Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum, designed by internationally renowned Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid.









The Glasgow 2014 Hockey Centre
Hockey


If we win the Games, a brand new National Hockey Centre will be built on Glasgow Green, Europe’s oldest Public Park and a short distance from the Athletes’ Village.
Hockey will have a new home at this amazing venue. Situated in the heart of one of the largest public parks in Europe, the new Hockey Centre will not only be a fantastic host venue during the games, but will leave a sustainable legacy for the community afterwards.



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Athletes Village

Situated in the Eastern Cluster beside the new National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome will be the new Athletes Village representing a doubling in Scale from the Melbourne Village, needless to say this will spur significant investment within the Clyde Gateway with 1,000 homes for 7,000 athletes proposed on some 40 hectares of abandoned land in Dalmarnock. In addition to housing the Village will accommodate all ancillary services required of such an event producing a self sufficient community and introducing a number of key facilities foreign to the present day Dalmarnock. These include a hotel, conference suites, security pens, media zones, shopping and entertainment facilities.



 

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Scottish Construction News

Scotland’s construction industry has received a massive boost with the new that Glasgow has won the bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Michael Levack, Chief Executive, Scottish Building Federation said: “Glasgow winning the Games is a fantastic achievement and will see over £288m of investment in the city from the public purse. From building the athlete’s village, to developing stadia, considerable opportunities are available for the construction sector, and Scottish companies are well placed to take full advantage of these in the procurement process.

“There are, however, considerable challenges to be faced in terms of delivering the skilled professionals required to develop these and other projects. More than 7,000 new recruits are required every year until 2011 to meet the demands of the projects already in development and we look forward to working with the Scottish Government, the new skills agency and other key stakeholders to achieve this target.”

RMJM’s team in Glasgow has been working with Glasgow City Council on the bid for two years, to create the masterplan for the Athletes Village.

Paul Stallan, UK Design Director of RMJM said: “The Games will contribute to the city’s future architectural legacy by regenerating the East End and bringing lasting benefit to the City.”

The masterplan site covers approximately 40 hectares and is located in Dalmarnock. The scheme aims to tackle the regeneration of one of the City's most deprived and socially problematic areas, to create a successful and exciting Games Village accommodating over 7,000 athletes in more than 1,000 new permanent housing units.

Derek Elder, Scottish National Manager for the Instituion of Civil Engineers said: “The decision means that the serious business of preparing for the Games and the regeneration of the East end of Glasgow can begin in earnest. I hope that all of Scotland’s construction companies get their chance to compete for work on Games projects.

“Scotland’s engineers, architects and surveyors are a highly skilled and experienced group of professionals who work on prestige projects all over the world. Let’s give them their opportunity right here in Scotland.”

Andrew Field, the Deputy Chief Executive of the SFHA said: “It is good news for Scotland and we would hope that one of the major spin-offs from the Games will be an increased speed of regeneration in some areas.”


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A Sticky Thread?

As we'll be talking about the commonwealths for the next 7 years (and beyond) shouldn't this NEW thread become a sticky?
 

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As we'll be talking about the commonwealths for the next 7 years (and beyond) shouldn't this NEW thread become a sticky?
Good call, or how about a Commonwealth Games sub forum, as there are bound the be plenty of diffrent subjects etc under this and the one threadwill become a bit long in 7 years lol.

Would also be easier to navagate etc.
 

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i was just looking at future glasgow and saw some images of the sports arena planned for ravenscraig. it's not fantastic, but it looks a good deal more interesting than the early renders of the glasgow arena and velodrome.
 

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GCC

Commonwealth Games – Political Responsibilities


Purpose of Report:

This report makes recommendations on political responsibilities for
taking forward preparations for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.


Recommendations:

It is recommended that the Executive Committee:
1) Agrees political responsibilities as follows:
• Social Renewal – leaving a meaningful legacy for the people of Glasgow –
Councillor Steven Purcell, Leader of the Council
• Development of Culture and Sport – Councillor Archie Graham, Executive
Member Culture and Sport
• Links to the Commonwealth – Councillor Robert Winter, Lord Provost
2) Agrees that co-ordination of the Council’s overall approach should be allocated to the Executive Member for Culture and Sport who will be supported by a small group of key officers.
3) Note that a further report will be brought back to the Executive Committee with more detail on the overall approach.

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Elected members will not need to be reminded that on 9th November 2007, Glasgow
was successful in bidding to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Preparation now
needs to commence for the Games. This report makes proposals for the political
responsibilities for Commonwealth Games matters.
2.0 Commonwealth Games Structures
2.1 There are a number of key organisations that will be involved in the delivery of the
Games; the Scottish Government, Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, the
Commonwealth Games Federation and the City Council. It is likely that the Games
will bring together key agencies in an organising committee that will then establish
management agreements with individual agencies and facilities which set out their
role in preparation for and delivery of the Games.
3.0 The Council’s Role
3.1 It is anticipated that there will be a management agreement with the Council which
will contain our responsibilities for delivering key infrastructure projects and other
elements of the Games organisation. However, the Council also wants to use the
Games to enhance its capacity to achieve its core objectives such as improved health
and social renewal and leave a tangible legacy for the citizens of Glasgow. Since,
the Council has wide and varied objectives to achieve in relation to the Games, it is
vital that clear political responsibilities are now allocated.
4.0 Political Responsibilities
4.1 It is proposed that political responsibilities are shared across three elected member
roles, as follows:
I. The Council wants to ensure that all of Glasgow’s citizens should have the
opportunity to benefit from the presence of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in
2014. The infrastructure developments and associated investment will enhance the
city’s prosperity but some of Glasgow’s citizens will need support if they are to reap
the benefits. The Leader of the Council will take responsibility for the Social
Renewal aspects of the Commonwealth Games.
II. In the past, the city has accumulated significant gains as a result of its historical
trading links with the Commonwealth. The advent of the Games in Glasgow in 2014
is an opportunity to benefit further, but also to restore benefits back to
Commonwealth countries. The Lord Provost will therefore have responsibility for
developing formal links with key countries to give something back to the
Commonwealth.
III. The Games also clearly provides an opportunity for the city to promote sporting
excellence and invest in young people. It is proposed that the Executive Member for
Culture and Sport extend his current responsibilities for the development of culture
and sport and investment in young people in the context of the 2014 Games. He will
also have a co-ordinating role, ensuring that the practical tasks associated with
preparation and all the Games’ associated activities are properly co-ordinated. Coordination
will take place by the Executive Member for Culture and Sport supported
by a small group of key officers. Specific responsibilities will be to:
• Ensure that the Council timeously executes its obligations under the
management agreement with the Organising Committee of the
Commonwealth Games.
• Identify key Council policy objectives associated with the Commonwealth
Games and ensure that there is a clear programme of action to ensure that
they are delivered.
• Ensure that companies owned or linked to the Council with a responsibility for
delivering aspects of the Games, have appropriate delivery plans.
• Ensure that reports are referred for a decision to the Executive Committee,
as appropriate.
4.2 The effectiveness of this approach will require all elected members to be aware that
any activity linked to the Games should be filtered through the Executive Member for
Culture and Sport, Councillor Graham.
5.0 Conclusion
5.1 The successful bid for the Commonwealth Games now requires political
responsibilities to be allocated and for a mechanism to be established to ensure that
our approach is properly co-ordinated. This report has proposed that elected
members take responsibility for three elements of the work and that the Executive
Member for Culture and Sport takes responsibility for co-ordinating activity, supported
by a small group of officers. These proposals would put in place the political
responsibilities and structures required to move forward with preparation for the
Games. A further report will be brought back to the Executive Committee with more
detail on how the three areas of responsibility will be taken forward in due course.
 

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GCC Item 13

Land and property adjacent to Celtic Park
Proposed Acquisition from, and Disposals to Celtic PLC

Purpose of Report:

To advise Committee on the Proposed acquisition of Strathy Park by the Council and the terms
of disposal to Celtic plc of the former Westthorn Recreation Ground

Recommendations:

That Committee agrees :-
1. to the acquisition of Strathy Park from Celtic plc on the terms agreed in this report
2. to the disposal of Westthorn Recreation Ground to Celtic plc on the terms agreed in this
report
3. notes the progress made with the disposal of various Council owned sites within the Celtic
‘triangle’ to Celtic plc
4. notes the progress made with the location of a new Coach Park to be built within the
environs of the National Indoor Sports Arena.

1. BACKGROUND
1.1 A report to the Executive Committee by the Director of Regeneration Service on 19 January
2007 agreed to the disposal of various Council owned sites within the Celtic ‘triangle’ to
Celtic plc. In addition the terms of the lease to Celtic plc of the repositioned car park within
the environs of the National Indoor Sports Arena were agreed, as well as the acquisition of
Strathy Park from Celtic plc and the disposal of the former Westthorn Recreation Ground to
Celtic plc. The sites are shown on the attached plan.
2. CURRENT POSITION
2.1 The detailed legal documentation for all these 4 issues is currently ongoing and it is likely
that this documentation will be completed by the end of this calendar year.
2.2 The 2 issues that required to be resolved were the acquisition terms of Strathy Park and
the disposal terms of Westthorn Recreation Ground.
3. TERMS AGREED
3.1 Strathy Park
The ground has been independently valued in terms of the Committee authority of 19
January by James Barr, Chartered Surveyors, and a market value of £500,000 has been
put on this area of ground by this company. Both parties to the arbitration agreed to abide
by the outcome of this process subject to the usual representations that can be made. The
officers view is that this valuation is fair and reasonable in the circumstances.
3.2 Westthorn Recreation Ground
The Council and the agents of Celtic plc have agreed that the valuation of this site can be
fairly stated as £675,000 given the number of units which can be built on the site and the
level of abnormal ground works associated with the site. Other terms agreed are as
follows:
• If the site is to be sold on by Celtic within 5 years from the date of entry, the
Council will be entitled to 50% of any uplift in value
• The Council will retain the right of servitude to its existing land holdings(allotments)
in terms of the original missives of lease
• Celtic will pay to the Council £10,000 as a contribution to its expenses
• The date of entry will be mutually agreed between the parties
4. CONCLUSION
These matters have been ongoing for some considerable time and agreement to these
valuations will allow rapid development in an area which is in and beside the site of the
proposed Commonwealth Games Athletes Village.
5. SERVICE IMPLICATIONS
Financial: Sale and disposal of these sites will realise a capital receipt.
Legal: None.
Personnel: None.
All aspects of the transaction are consistent with the proposals being
developed within Clyde Gateway, the Commonwealth Games Village and
the development of the N.I.S.A site.
Service Plan: The proposals will lead to the upgrading of a number of key sites currently
lying vacant and derelict in and around Celtic Park.
 

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Looking at the picture of Celtic Park, it doesnt seem to be expanded and there is no sign of a subway/train station next to the old school.
 

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Yep, you'd never get a Scotland flag at Parkhead for a start.
 

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Glasgow appoints senior councillor to oversee delivery of 2014 Commonwealth Games

The decision, agreed at a meeting of the council’s executive committee on Friday, November 30, marks a major step towards the authority’s promise of staging the best Games ever.
Councillor Archie Graham has been appointed as Executive Member for Commonwealth Games Delivery. He will extend his current responsibilities for the development of culture and sport to co-ordinate all of the council’s Games-related activity.
Meanwhile, Councillor Steven Purcell, the council leader, will be responsible for ensuring the Games provide a lasting legacy for the people of Glasgow.
In addition, Lord Provost Bob Winter will assume responsibility for developing formal links with Commonwealth countries.
Councillor Graham said: “There’s no question that this is the single biggest event that Glasgow could hope to host.
“It’s a very exciting time for Glasgow. This is a city which has transformed itself and as a proud Glaswegian that’s great to see.
“The 2014 Commonwealth Games now gives us the opportunity to take that to a new level.
“I will continue to take responsibility for sports development and investment in young people, but will look at that in the context of the 2014 Games.
“I am a keen sportsman myself – I’ve run several marathons and still play football - and I already have a wide network of contacts in sporting bodies across the city.”
Councillor Purcell said: “Winning the right to host the Commonwealth Games gives us the opportunity to move into a new era for the city. They will be the catalyst for us to lift the confidence and aspirations of the city to a new level.
“It’s easy to exaggerate the potential of something, but I believe that Glasgow is now going through a period in its history as significant as the industrial revolution.
“We want to ensure that all of Glasgow’s citizens should have the opportunity to reap the benefit from the presence of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“The infrastructure developments and associated investment will enhance the city’s prosperity but some of Glasgow’s citizens will need support if they are to benefit. Therefore, I will take responsibility for the social renewal aspects of the Commonwealth Games.”
The Lord Provost said: “In the past, the city has accumulated significant gains as a result of its historical trading links with the Commonwealth. The advent of the Games in Glasgow in 2014 is an opportunity to benefit further, but also to give something back to Commonwealth countries.
"I will therefore assume responsibility for developing formal links with key countries to make sure that other Commonwealth members gain as well.”
The public purse will contribute £288m towards the cost of running the Games in 2014, split on an 80/20 basis between the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.
Over 70% of the venues are already in place (although these will be substantially updated and improved), and a further 20% are committed, so the city will avoid many of the problems associated with large capital projects.It is anticipated that significant physical regeneration will open up many parts of the city to economic development opportunities, with net economic benefits of £26m at a Glasgow level, and £81m at a Scottish level.
 
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