JOHNSTONE WELCOMES GLASGOW 2014 PLANS ON GAMES TICKETING
Green MSP Alison Johnstone - a qualified athletics coach and former competitive runner - is backing the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ticketing strategy.
Two-thirds of tickets will be priced at £25 or less with half-price concessions for children. The price of a ticket will also include use of public transport.
Alison, a member of Holyrood's cross-party group on sport and Green MSP for Lothian, said:
"I welcome these ticketing arrangements for Glasgow 2014, which are more fairly priced than the Olympics. It's important as Scotland prepares to welcome the world we don't forget to make the Games as accessible as possible for all Scots.
"The sheer excitement of being at world-class events undoubtedly inspires. We must make sure once we've cheered on fellow Scots we have facilities and training programmes that capture that enthusiasm. We want a legacy that isn't purely ticket stubs."