European Athletics Indoor Championships is delighted to announce a new partnership with Glasgow International Airport for the upcoming Championships in March 2019. Carrying over nine million passengers per year, Glasgow Airport serves more Scottish destinations than any other airport and will play the essential role in welcoming some of the world’s leading athletes as they descend on the Emirates Arena between 1-3 March 2019.
European Championships 2018 and Commonwealth Games 2018 Bronze Medallist, Jake Wightman, has today played a part in announcing the new partnership. He was joined by Glasgow 2019 Championships Director, Joanna Sutherland, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director , Jim Clarkson, Glasgow Airport Managing Director, Mark Johnston and of course the recently unveiled ‘Scottee’ the Scottie dog all jumping on board to celebrate Glasgow Airport supporting the Championships in Glasgow next March.
In the lead, up to the Championships, Glasgow Airport will proudly display its support of the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019 with in-airport branding and spread the word of what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable event for the city. They will also play a key role during event time as they prepare to welcome up to 600 athletes, 400 coaches and team staff from over 45 countries.
Six sessions will be competed across three action-packed days of competition, with qualifiers and finals contested every day. Medals for events such as the Women’s 3000m and Men’s Shot Put will be up for grabs on day one. Meanwhile, the Men’s Pole Vault and Women’s 400m will be among the highlights on day two, with both the Men and Women’s Long Jump, 4x400m Relay, and 1500m all featuring on an exciting final day.
Jake Wightman discussed the importance of the Championship gaining such a strong partner in Glasgow Airport “With a major athletics event next on the cards for Glasgow it was important to obtain strong partnerships in order to make the Championships a truly unforgettable occasion and I’m so delighted Glasgow Airport has committed. To have an institution like Glasgow Airport supporting us is fantastic and I’m sure by working together with the Championship team, they will make it a special campaign for this wonderful city.”
Mark Johnston, Glasgow International Airport Managing Director said: “The unforgettable 2014 Commonwealth Games and this year’s brilliant European Championships both are just two examples of Glasgow’s successful track record in hosting major sporting events and the city will once again rise to the occasion next year.
“I’m in no doubt the European Athletics Indoor Championships will be equally successful and the team here at Glasgow Airport is looking forward to welcoming the thousands of athletes, officials and supporters who will pass through our doors early next March.”
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “It is great to have Glasgow Airport joining the team for the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships as an official supplier. Their support will invaluable in delivering a fantastic event that will reinforce Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in the delivery of world class events.”
Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life and Co-Chair of the Glasgow 2019 Steering Committee, said: “To have one of Scotland’s major airports as an official partner is fantastic news for the Championships. Glasgow Airport will play such an important role come March as it will warmly welcome many of the international athletes honing in on Glasgow.”
Cherry Alexander MBE, Major Events Director at British Athletics and Sport Director for Glasgow 2019, said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm Glasgow Airport’s partnership with the European Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019 as an Official Supplier.
“The support and visibility gained from this partnership will be invaluable as we continue to increase both awareness and excitement for the championships in the continued lead up to next March.”
The European Athletics Indoor Championship Glasgow 2019 is guaranteed to give the Scottish crowd unmissable entertainment. The full competition schedule is now live on www.glasgow2019athletics.com with tickets available across all events.