The Final Sprint is on in the race for tickets for this summer's Commonwealth Games as Glasgow 2014 today announced the launch of the last big chance to buy tickets to be part of Scotland's largest ever sporting spectacle.

More than 100,000 extra tickets across all 17 sports - from athletics to rugby sevens, badminton to weightlifting - as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies will be available on a first come, first-served basis from 10am on Monday, May 12.

Ticket prices remain unchanged, starting from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “This new release is fantastic news for everyone wishing to see many of the world’s greatest athletes at the Games this summer.  I am especially pleased to see that tickets for all of the sports are going to be made available, this also offering another opportunity to those who missed out before.

"Like the earlier release of tickets, I am sure this will be very popular with the public in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.

"This latest exciting opportunity to be part of the Games is due to continued efforts to finalise venue layouts and seating plans, plus the release of contingency seats, enabling us to allocate even more seats to the public.

"The stage is set for a world class sporting extravaganza in stadia packed with fans after a record breaking first round of sales. Now the organisers of the Games can offer those who have missed out so far the chance to experience the thrill of the action at first hand.

"Whether you’re a last minute booker not wanting to miss out on what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or someone who wants to fill their existing Games schedule with some extra tickets, this is the last big chance to get your hands on tickets for every sport and ceremony."

Tickets will be sold online via the Glasgow 2014 Ticketing website or via the Glasgow 2014 Ticket Hotline 0844 826 2014 (Option 1), open 24 hours a day. Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline. Other networks may vary.

The Glasgow 2014 ticketing programme has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch in August 2013, ensuring 4500 Commonwealth athletes competing for Gold and glory in Glasgow will do so in packed stadia and also confirming Glasgow 2014 as one of the most popular events in Scotland’s history.

May 12 also sees the first tickets being dispatched and due to arrive in the hands of sports fans in the last two weeks of May, accompanied by a handy spectator guide.