Glasgow 2014’s Newest Venue, SSE Hydro to Host Netball Final

By iSportconnect | January 28, 2014

Glasgow 2014 have announced that the Commonwealth Games Netball Finals will be hosted at the city’s newest venue, rx the SSE Hydro.

Last week the Organising Committee conducted extensive operational testing to assess the feasibility of hosting the Netball Finals in the SSE Hydro and is now confident this process can be completed in time for approval from the Netball Technical Delegate as well as for a broadcast rehearsal and athlete familiarisation time.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said: “The Commonwealth Games is a high point of the international Netball calendar and it is pleasingthat the culmination of this world-class competition will be played out in front of an even larger crowd.

“Hosting the Finals at the SSE Hydro promises to deliver a fantastic atmosphere for the world’s greatest Netball athletes in one of Europe’s newest, most exciting venues.

“We have been rigorous in our testing of the transition time required between Boxing and Netball and we are confident, working with the International Netball Federation, of delivering an outstanding Finals day for our Commonwealth athletes in front of packed crowds.”

The Finals take place on the closing day of the Games and will be among the last medals to be awarded at Glasgow 2014.