July 2014 sees the return of the Commonwealth Games to Scotland for the third time. In its 20th year, the Commonwealth Games is an international sporting event involving athletes from the commonwealth of nations.
Between 23rd July and 3rd August, Glasgow will play host to 6,500 athletes and officials from 70 countries, competing in 17 sports over 11 days. Sports include; Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling. For further information on the Commonwealth Games please click here.
Commonwealth Games GLASGOW - Venues
With the eyes of the world on Glasgow, the city, voted European capital of sport in 2003, has 13 excellent venues for you to catch all the Commonwealth Games Glasgow action.
If you’re heading to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer and are looking for a hotel situated nearby, Menzies Glasgow is perfectly located for your stay, with many events located less than four miles away.
|Venue||Distance from menzies Glasgow||Key events|
|Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre||1.3 miles||Lawn Bowls|
|SECC Precinct||1.4 miles||Gymnastics, Boxing, Judo, Netball, Wrestling, Weightlifting|
|Glasgow National Hockey Centre||1.9 miles||Hockey|
|Irbox Stadium||2.4 miles||Rugby Sevens|
|Celtic Park||3.2 miles||Opening Ceremony|
|Hampden Park||3.3 miles||Track and Field, Closing Ceremony|
|Emirates Arena including the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome||3.3 miles||Cycling|
|Scotstoun Sports Campus||3.8 miles||Squash, Table Tennis|
|Tollcross International Swimming Centre||4.2 miles||Swimming|
|Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trials||6.9 miles||Mountain Biking|
|Strathclyde Country Park||15.4 miles||Triathlon|
|Royal Commonwealth Pool||52.1 miles||Diving|
|Barry Buddon Shooting Centre||88.2 miles||Shooting|
Hotels for the commonwealth games glasgow
Located in the city centre of Glasgow, with spacious bedrooms and a contemporary feel, the four star Menzies Glasgow is the ideal place to unwind after watching all the sporting events. Whether you decide to relax in our Waves Health and Leisure Club or dine in our delicious Brasserie restaurant; free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, means you can catch up on all the latest Games action, at any time during your stay. The hotels also offers onsite car parking (chargeable).
Glasgow is an exciting and welcoming place, its vast cultural offering makes it an ideal place to explore. A compact city, with an excellent public transport network, Glasgow is easily accessible.
To check availability at Menzies Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games contact the hotel on 0141 222 2929.