15 May

Commonwealth Games Prices Revealed

Glasgow 2014 mascot, Clyde

Organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games have promised affordable tickets with two thirds going on sale at £25 or less. The first phase of ticket sales will be open from 19 August to 16 September and a ticketing guide, which includes an application form, will be available on 23 July.

Like the Olympics, 8% of tickets will be made available to sponsors, although they will have to pay for them. Ticketmaster will conduct all sales online or by post with tickets for high demand events such as the 100m final allocated through an independent and computerised draw. Prices for the opening ceremony at Celtic Park start at £40 with the closing ceremony available from £30. The men's 100m final tickets start at £15, rising to a maximum of £90.

Glasgow 2014 chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, said: "This isn't just about selling a million tickets - it's about making the games accessible to all. We have spent many months designing a ticketing programme that reflects the vision and values of Glasgow 2014. Today's the day we set out our stall.

"We have listened and learnt from previous Commonwealth Games as well as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is a games for everyone - and by that I mean success not just for the organising committee and our partners, but also for the people of Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth."

For more information, visit the Glasgow 2014 website.