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2014 Glasgow CWG organisers say 'unprecedented' ticket sales 'highest in history'

ANI  |  Edinburgh 

The organisers of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games have hailed the 'record and unprecedented' sale of tickets and claimed that the demand of tickets for the Games is the highest in the history of Commonwealth Games.

Officials said that a record 92 percent, or 854,614 tickets, were snapped up for the 11-day event so far, adding that the level of sale was the equivalent of 'shaving a second' off the 100 metres record.

According to The Scotsman, more than half of the tickets i.e. 57 percent three percent of the sales were bought by the Scots, with four in every ten tickets sold going to UK residents, adding that the rest of the world contributed to just three percent of the sales.

The report mentioned that the breakdown of the ticket sales revealed the huge demand for high-profile events such as athletics, swimming and cycling, adding that an impressive 766,510 requests were made for track and field sessions, 364,107 applications for cycling and 327,308 requests for swimming.

The most popular day for spectators is 27 July, a date that may offer Glasgow its first glimpse of Usain Bolt with the heats of the 100 metres, the report added.

First Published: Tue, November 05 2013. 09:46 IST