and track designer Ralph Schuermann's team dressed up to mark the occasion.
The internationally renowned expert from Germany was joined by his team in German and Scottish national dress to celebrate finishing the floor of the race circuit to be used in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Mr Schuermann, who built the 2008 Olympic Games velodrome in Beijing, has spent months with his team installing the Siberian pine slats that make up the floor.
The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will be one of the biggest indoor facilities of its type in Europe.
It sits on a 10.5 hectare site in the East End, close to Celtic Park and the Athletes' Village.
The complex features Scotland's first indoor velodrome, which is expected to help build on the success of Sir Chris Hoy and other Scottish cyclists over the past few years and give cycling a boost.
Bosses say the velodrome will provide elite training and an international competition standard venue.
Before elite athletes move in, the public will have a chance to try out the facilities.
Budding speed cyclists who want to try out the Commonwealth track will have to go through an induction process that will cover a range of elements, including safety.