This afternoon, I joined in a tour of the new Emirates Arena which has been constructed to accommodate the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The project cost GBP113m ( USD180m). Principal facilities are:

  • Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, a 250 m track with seating capacity of 2000.

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Arena,  a 200 m running track with seating capacity of 5000.

Running Track at Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sports Halls.

Sports Hall at Emirates Arena, Glasgow

  • Facilities for basketball, netball and 5-a-side football (soccer).

The complex is located in the east end of Glasgow, opposite Celtic Football Club.

Entrance to Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland

The well resouced sports facilities, which include a gymnasium, are open for public use.

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