'Incredible' demand for Glasgow 100-metre final tickets could see Bolt fans miss out

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 18:40 hrs

Over 100,000 applicants who applied for tickets to the men's 100-metre final and the track cycling events during next year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games, in the hope of seeing Usain Bolt, will be left disappointed after organisers revealed that they had been swamped by demand.

According to The Scotsman, with more than two million requests for seats at the spectacle, officials behind the Games have been delighted with the scale of interest but demand has by far exceeded supply, meaning that some hopeful spectators will miss out come next summer.

Flagship events such as the men's 100-metre final at Hampden Park on 28 July have proved the greatest draw of them all, with in excess of 100,000 applications made in the hope of seeing Jamaican track star Usain Bolt run in a stadium with a capacity of just over 50,000, the report said.

Another hugely popular event is the track cycling, being held over four days at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from 24 July, the report added.

Organisers said they had received 25 times more requests from sports followers than the number of tickets available, the report further said.

In all, during the four-week allotted window, there were 2.3 million requests received for up to one million tickets, according to the report.

The deputy chief executive of Glasgow 2014, Ty Speer said that the interest shown was tremendous.

Around 4,500 athletes are due to take part in Glasgow 2014, which is being held between 23 July and 3 August, the report mentioned. (ANI)

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