This iconic and innovative new venue, in the east- end of Glasgow, is one of the most versatile of its kind in Europe. The state-of-the-art design includes a gym, spa, dance studio, sports hall and floodlit 5-a-side pitches.
It will be the home of the badminton and track cycling events during the games. The Emirates Arena and the adjoining Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, named after Scotland‘s most successful Olympian, is situated opposite Celtic Park and a right beside the athletes village in one of three clusters of venues.
The Emirates Arena – This 5,000 capacity arena will witness the speed and dynamic approach of some of the best athletes in the world. The six courts along with its other fitness facilities make it one of a kind in Scotland.
It is the home of Scotland’s only professional basketball team, The Glasgow Rock’s, and has a hydraulically controlled, six-lane athletics track in place.
The £116m project is also the national training centre for such sports as athletics, basketball, track cycling and volleyball.
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome – Named after the six-time Olympic gold medallist, this venue will fittingly host the track cycling events in Glasgow.
The velodrome is a true celebration of Scottish success in the track cycling events and has been purpose-built for Glasgow 2014.
The ambitious, 250 metre track was designed by Ralph Shuermann and the permanent capacity of the venue is 2,500. This however will be increased to 4,000 in time for the games beginning in order to create the best atmosphere possible to spur on the athletes.
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