Organisers revealed they had received requests for more than double the one million Commonwealth Games seats up for grabs after lines closed at 6pm last night.
The demand from sports fans has catapulted the Games to the position of one of the country's most popular spectacles ever.
Organisers will now begin reviewing applications and a draw system will be used to designate tickets where the number of requests substantially exceeds the number available.
These include sessions of diving, swimming, athletics, mountain biking and track cycling, artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting and triathlon.
Sports fans will find out if their bids have been successful between Monday, September 30, and Monday, October 7, before payment is taken.
Ty Speer, deputy chief executive of Glasgow 2014, thanked sports fans.
He said: "The first medal of Glasgow 2014 should go to members of the public for their fantastic support for the 4500 athletes who will be coming here to compete.
"There has been incredible demand for tickets and early indications suggest that Glasgow 2014 is shaping up to be a truly historic occasion.
There has been a lot of competition for tickets and some sports have been heavily oversubscribed."
Meanwhile, football players at an East End club celebrated one of their funders being awarded legacy status for Glasgow 2014.
The youngsters from Glasgow Girls FC have seen their club grow thanks to a cash boost from The Sported Foundation.
They were able to transform derelict pitches in Springboig into their home ground, building new changing rooms and purchasing goal posts at Budhill Park.
The sports development foundation has been awarded Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy status by Glasgow City Council for its Legacy Mentors Project.
The foundation provides funding and business support to community and grassroots organisations which use sport as a tool to help disadvantaged young people.
Their mentors project recruits volunteer business professionals to give advice to clubs on how to develop a sustainable business. They are looking to recruit an extra 25 volunteer mentors as part of the Games legacy.