Around 3000 cheerleaders will come to Scotland later this year for the first European Cheerleading Championships to be held in the UK.
The event will be staged at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow this summer, and the city council believes it will bring around £1.3million to the economy.
The European championships started in 2011 with the inaugural competition held in Prague. Organisers said 34 teams will compete in the two-day event and 5000 people are expected to come to Scotland, including competitors, coaches and family.
Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "The European Cheerleading Union's decision to bring their flagship event to Glasgow is a huge vote of confidence in the city and a real first for Scotland."
The bid to bring the event to Glasgow was made by Scottish cheerleading body Scotcheer and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. Steve Walls, president of Scotcheer, said: "We are delighted that our bid to bring the 2013 ECU European Cheerleading Championships to Glasgow has been successful and we're now aiming to deliver a show-stopping event."
Cheerleaders from Glasgow's Dance and Cheer Academy will be among the teams competing on June 29 and 30.
Team member Fiona Brown said: "It's a spectacular event, so I'm delighted that this year it's coming to my home city."