Glasgow 2014 unveil phased ticket sale timetable

Glasgow 2014 will focus on team sports when it reopens its ticket hotline this week.

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Remaining tickets for the Games will be released over three days as part of a phased approach, with hockey, netball, rugby sevens and the opening and closing ceremonies going on sale at 10am on Wednesday.

On Thursday tickets for athletics, badminton, squash and table tennis will go back on sale, while all remaining sports including boxing, gymnastics and judo will be available on Friday.

The ticket line was suspended on Tuesday following a series of problems. Ticketmaster has now undertaken an extensive programme of investigations and tests to ensure customers will not experience the same problems when the site reopens.

More than 50,000 tickets are still available for events taking place across every day of the Games.

There are currently no tickets available for aquatics, mountain bike and track cycling, artistic gymnastics and triathlon.

All calls to the ticket hotline will not be free and there will be free postage on all new orders.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said: "From Wednesday our goal is to ensure everyone who wants to be part of one of the world's great sporting parties can secure tickets to do so. Given the enthusiastic demand we've experienced so far and even with a phased approach helping to manage that demand, it's still likely the website and phonelines will be busy at peak times and customers may need to queue, so in advance we thank everyone for their patience.

"There are still thousands of terrific opportunities to join in, be part of the live Ceremonies experience and see great Commonwealth athletes compete in Glasgow and Scotland across 14 different sports and 11 days.

"From Wedneday we will be in the business of ensuring remaining tickets are sold and that thousands more people can begin to look forward to experiencing the excitement of the Games."

Chris Edmonds, Chairman Ticketmaster UK said: ""We were deeply disappointed by, and would like to apologise again for, the challenges experienced by many customers last week, during the launch of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games general ticket sale.

"We have been working tirelessly to ensure that we have checked, tested and tested again every component of the technical infrastructure supporting the ticketing website. We are confident that all customers will have a much improved customer experience this time around.

"We are still expecting to witness very high levels of demand on the site on each day this week, so would ask all customers to be patient, if they find themselves queuing. Our advice to everyone would be to refrain from refreshing their screens or opening multiple browsers.

"Our number one objective is to sell as many tickets as we can, to help deliver what will undoubtedly be a successful and unforgettable Commonwealth Games."

Here is the full onsale phasing programme for Games tickets:

Wednesday, May 21 at 10am

- Hockey

- Netball

- Rugby Sevens

- Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Thursday, May 22 at 10am

- Athletics

- Badminton

- Squash

- Table Tennis

Friday, May 23 at 10am

- Boxing

- Gymnastics (Rhythmic)

- Judo

- Lawn Bowls

- Shooting

- Weightlifting

- Wrestling

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