Tickets for the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow are now on sale – with just 500 days to go until the world’s top artistic gymnasts take centre stage at the stunning SSE Hydro Arena.
The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships is one of the world’s largest single sporting events. More than 500 gymnasts from over 80 nations will compete to become world champion and secure their place amongst the legends of the sport. As a qualification event for Rio 2016 Olympic Games the gymnasts will be ensuring they are at the peak of their abilities to keep their medal hopes alive.
Three-time world champion and Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle, who has been announced as an official ambassador for the championships, can’t wait for the action to get underway.
Beth said: “The world championships attract the very highest calibre of gymnasts and, as a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games, every single athlete will be striving to perform at their very best.
“To have these championships here in Glasgow really shows the position it holds as a world-class sporting city. I hope the people of Glasgow, Scotland and the rest of the UK take full advantage of this fantastic event and come along to support our gymnasts.”
Tickets are now on sale for the 10 days of world-class competition. The schedule will comprise of four days of qualification events followed by six days of finals where gymnasts will compete in team, all around and individual apparatus events. For the qualification events concessions start at £7.50, adult tickets start at £15 and a family ticket starts at £38. For the finals concession ticket prices start at £20, adult ticket prices start at £40 and a family ticket starts at £100.
This world-class event will be staged in Glasgow’s world-class SSE Hydro Arena between 23rd October and 1st November 2015. With the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships’ unique layout gymnastics fans will be able to get closer to the action than ever before and see the chalk dust fly.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow is one of the world’s great sporting cities – a position built on our track record of hosting international sporting events and our investment in world-class facilities.
“As we look beyond this summer’s Commonwealth Games the excitement is already building towards the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships. It will bring the world’s very best gymnasts together for 10 days of action in one of the best entertainment arenas anywhere in the world.
“The stage is set and we are ready to put on a show that will wow the world in 2015. They will be the best world championships ever and now is your chance to make sure you are a part of it.”
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for events and we have built a really strong reputation for delivering major Gymnastics Championships. 2015 is set to be a fantastic year for events in Glasgow and with tickets going on sale for the World Gymnastics Championships, fans can guarantee their seats at what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.”
The first World Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Antwerp in 1903. Now, over 100 years later Glasgow will take great pleasure in welcoming the 46th World Gymnastics Championships here next year.
Glasgow has a longstanding relationship with gymnastics, staging its first ever Grand Prix event at Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in 1997. The title of the Grand Prix changed to the Gymnastics World Cup in 2011 and has been hosted in £113 million Emirates Arena since its opening in 2013. Glasgow is one of only four cities hosting World Cup events.
The decision by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) follows a joint bid between British Gymnastics, Glasgow City Council, EventScotland and UK Sport. Glasgow beat off tough competition from Paris (France) and Orlando (USA) to win the right to host the prestigious event.
The 2015 World Artistic Gymnastic Championships will be delivered in partnership between British Gymnastics and Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council with significant support from UK Sport and EventScotland.