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Celtic Park - Commonwealth Games
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In November 2007 the city of Glasgow was selected to host the 2014 Commonwealth and Celtic Park will play a significant part in the games by hosting an opening ceremony which will be broadcast around the world.
It is unlikely that hosting the games' opening ceremony will see any significant changes to the interior or capacity of the stadium but there are expected to be considerable improvements carried out to the surrounding environs and public transport links to the area. Directly across the road from Celtic Park the new multi-million pound National Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have recently been completed. The two arenas - built on wasteground which was formerly housing - will hold events at the games and are tipped as venues for future national, European and World championships in a variety of sports. This development also contains office space which will become the new home for Sport Scotland and other sporting organisations.
The area around Celtic Park and the arena's is being re-branded as "The Stadium District" which will be served by a redeveloped Dalmarnock railway station and a new road - the Eastern Regeneration Route (ERR). The first stage of the ERR opened in the spring of 2012 and connects Celtic Park to the M74 - providing an impressive new approach to the stadium and sweeping right past the rear of the Jock Stein Stand.
The Commonwealth Games athletes village is also being constructed close to Celtic Park and after the games this development will be transferred to local housing associations. With proposals also in place for a hotel and other leisure facilities at the junction of Springfield Road and London Road it is hoped the games and related developments will provide a much needed economic boost for Glasgow's east end.
Below is an artists impression of the opening ceremony at Celtic Park which was produced as part of the games' bid.
Mar 9th 2010
For the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Celtic Park will serve as the site for the Opening Ceremony, where athletes from throughout the Commonwealth community will celebrate their journey to the Games and officially begin their 11 day quest for victory. Celtic Park is located immediately adjacent to theAthletes' Village, making it ideal for the athletes attending the Opening Ceremony in the stadium. Celtic Park, owned by the famous Celtic Football Club, was built in 1892, but was completely redeveloped and upgraded by 1999 to provide one of the finest football venues available in Scotland and the United Kingdom. The stadium has a current capacity of 60,000 seats and is noted for providing a spectator arrangement that brings the audience close to where the action is happening.
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|celticbhoy88||"lets just win the league!"||1||Feb 27 2009, 3:26 AM EST by joebloggscity|
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all "real" CELTIC fans in scotland,ireland and england must give there support,to this footballing giant. we are now in danger of loosing the spl to our greatest rivals,! most CELTIC fans who watched the transfer window expected big signings, ! but you can look at things differently,EG the credit cr unch/the £ has nosedived. but no team in europe will sell there best players unless you pay,well over the odds,especially in the january window. NEW MANAGER 4 NEW SESSON WILL HAVE MONEY TO CHANGE THINGS. thats why gordon strachen only spent 50k.
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