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Over one million tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have now gone on sale in what the Organsing Committee has described as a "fair and simple” draw.
The first one million tickets will be on sale for a four-week period until September 16.
They will not be sold on a first-come first-served basis meaning that it makes no difference when fans apply; as long as they do so before September 16.
Glasgow 2014 will be the biggest multi-sport event in the UK since the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics with 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth set to compete in the Scottish city.
The 11-day competition, which begins on July 23, will feature 17 sports while two-thirds of tickets for the event will be priced at £25 or less.
"We look forward to welcoming elite athletes from across the Commonwealth and the best welcome we can give them are stadia packed with supporters cheering them on,” said Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith.
"Now is your chance to be part of this friendly force of fans for what I hope will be a great moment for sport, for Glasgow and Scotland.
"This is your opportunity to make sure you are part of the experience, part of the action and enjoy all the thrills and spills which Glasgow 2014 will have on offer.
"We want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy live sport and really make these Games the best they can be.”
Access to sporting events will start from just £15 for adults with half-price concessions available for under 16s and the over-60s.
The price of a ticket also includes access to public transport in the local area on the day of your event.
As part of the simple and accessible ticketing process, at least 70% of all tickets to all sporting events will be available to the public while a number of different payment methods can be used.
Glasgow 2014 Ambassador and London 2012 Olympic swimming silver medalist Michael Jamieson, who will be looking to win gold for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, the ticket sales mark an exciting period for the Scottish city.
"The difference between watching a big multi-sport event on television or actually being there and experiencing it is second to none,” said Jamieson.
"You can feel the support of the crowd, the noise from the stadium and being in front of a home crowd will just add to the excitement.
"I would encourage as many people as possible to get tickets and come and be part of the action.
"These are elite athletes in every one of the 17 sports competing against their rivals so no matter which sport you get tickets for you will be enthralled, excited and entertained.”
To apply for tickets, please visit: http://www.glasgow2014.com/tickets