Glasgow to co-host new sporting event in 2018

Glasgow is set to host the 2018 European Championships next August.

Scotland’s largest city will co-host the inaugural event together with partner city Berlin, with Glasgow hosting aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and the new European Golf Team Championships.

The sports festival will take place over 11 days from August 2nd to 12th 2018 at various locations such as Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Scotstoun Sports Campus, the SSE Hydro and the Velodrome. As well as Strathclyde Country Park, Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course and the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

This also includes the new Olympic standard BMW track which Glasgow Life plan to build in Knightswood ahead of the European Championships.

 

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said:

“The Glasgow 2018 European Championships are a direct legacy of Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup.

“The Cultural Festival secures the legacy further and ensures Scotland continues to be recognised as a global leader in the delivery of sporting and cultural events. EventScotland is proud to be part of the team helping deliver the Championships that will once again show Scotland as the perfect stage for events.”

The new sports event is set to attract 250,000 people to the city.

For more information on the event, click here.

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