The Games take place primarily on their doorstep but people were angered that some of the facilities they were losing to make way for the arenas may not be replaced.
The new Dalmarnock Centre will not only replace, but improve the community facilities and help bring about new investment to the area.
The creation of the centre is down to the hard work and strong community spirit in the area that was not giving up until it ensured it shared in the physical legacy of hosting the Games.
The regeneration of the East End, something that has eluded several previous attempts, is a significant prize to be won from hosting this event.
Yes, Glasgow will get brand new international class sporting facilities and the fantastic opportunity to showcase the city around the world.
But if the people in the East End whose area has been transformed to accommodate the Games feel left out and were to lose what little facilities they had, something would have been amiss.
This is another step towards ensuring a lasting legacy.