As Glasgow prepares to host the Commonwealth Games this summer, Olympic gold medallist and one of Glasgow 2014’s most high-profile ambassadors, Jessica Ennis-Hill, revealed her excitement.
The revolutionary solution to turn Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, into a venue suitable to host Athletics events begun in December but the plans were kept quiet until now.
With the track set be laid shortly, Scotland’s iconic stadium is set to create more memories as 48 events in seven days will light up Glasgow and showcase the talents of global stars.
Though Ennis-Hill will miss out on participating due to her recently-announced pregnancy, she has admitted that Glasgow has the potential to host a games that will be remembered.
“Looking at the amazing Athletics arena that is taking shape at Hampden Park, I am sure Glasgow 2014 will be a Commonwealth Games like no other,” she said in a Commonwealth Games press release sent to GiveMeSport.
“I know from the Olympic Games in London the importance of a home crowd and how much of a boost that wonderful support gave to the athletes.
“Scotland is famed for a passion for sport.
“I’ve been hearing today about the ‘Hampden Roar’ which I’m sure, combined with a fantastic looking standard of Athletes’ Village, will give those competing at Glasgow 2014 an experience they will never forget.”
Ennis was Great Britain’s poster girl in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics and lived up to expectations when she secured gold for her nation in the Heptathlon event.
Despite missing out on Glasgow 2014 after announcing her pregnancy, she is counting down the days until the 2014 Commonwealth Games begin.
She told her official Facebook page: “Great to see things shaping up so well in Scotland. Really looking forward to watching and cheering on all of my team mates during the games!”
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