More than 360,000 attend Glasgow 2018 as European Championships looks forward to mega weekend
More than 360,000 fans have attended the Glasgow 2018 European Championships events as we prepare for a spectacular final weekend of sport and culture.
With around 140,000 tickets gone, and 220,000 people enjoying free sport and the event’s live sites so far, attention now turns to the weekend with 21 Gold medals up for grabs.
And with tickets still available across BMX, Diving, Gymnastics, Golf and Triathlon people are being urged to snap them up to be part of the last weekend of this inaugural multi-sport event.
Also on Super Sunday will be the Men’s Cycling Road Race with the kings of the road expected to battle it out on the streets of Glasgow, including the reigning World Champion Peter Sagan and reigning European Champion Alexander Kristoff.
George Square live site – the beating heart of the Championships – has been a hugely popular playground for families and visitors with the busiest day seeing almost 20,000 enjoying free entertainment as part of Festival.
And GO LIVE! at the Green, which runs throughout the weekend with a host of free family activities including ‘have a go’ sports, has enjoyed daily numbers as high as 15,000.
This weekend will also see the return of the Merchant City Festival with a host of street performances, music, markets and street food on offer.
And last up will be the presenting of the unifying symbol of the Championships, the new Winning Nations Trophy. This will be awarded to the individual country which has secured the most Gold medals at the end of the event – Great Britain is currently sitting second in the medal table.
Colin Hartley, Championships Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the numbers of people attending the Championships, whether that is to see the extraordinary sport on offer from across our venues or to enjoy free family activities at our live sites.
“Snap up your tickets and make plans to enjoy the free events on offer to make sure you don’t miss out on a weekend to remember.”