Commonwealth Games: Tickets have gone on sale for Glasgow 2014
Last Updated: August 19, 2013 12:54pm
Michael Jamieson launched the ticket sales
A million tickets have gone on sale this morning for next summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The competition, which involves 71 nations competing in 17 sports, will run from 23 July-3 August and ticket applicants have four weeks to place their orders.
Despite the fact earlier applications do not receive preferential treatment, customers have been experiencing delays on the ticketing website due to heavy usage.
A Glasgow 2014 spokesperson said: "We are processing ticket applications as quickly as possible.
"We appreciate people's patience during this time and thank them for their phenomenal support.
"The website is up and running and thousands of people are already starting and submitting their applications. Due to the very high levels of demand, however, some people may have to queue.
"It makes no difference whether you apply on the first day, the last, or any day in between as long as your application is completed by 6pm on 16 September."
Adams targeting Glasgow
Commonwealth Games Ambassador Nicola Adams became the first ever female Olympic boxing gold medallist at London 2012 and is now aiming for a similar first at the Commonwealth Games.
"It will be a chance to hopefully make history again," she said.
"It's the first time women's boxing is going to be in the Commonwealth Games, so there is a lot of history for people to be a part of and experience.
"Everybody is still really excited and feeling the buzz from the Olympics last year. I'm hoping this drive is going to continue on to the Commonwealth Games."
Olympic silver medal-winning swimmer Michael Jamieson marked the start of ticket sales by diving into the refurbished pool at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where he will try to claim Commonwealth gold next year.
The Glaswegian, who trained at the pool when he was growing up, said: "There is nothing to beat live sport" and added that the atmosphere will be "second to none".