Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome


where : 1000 London Road, G40 3HG Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is located on the River Clyde. The city is rich in history and originated during the medieval period. It has had religious, cultural and industrial significance over the centuries. The Emirates Arena is the name given to the Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. It was constructed to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The arena has a capacity of 5,000 and since the Commonwealth Games, the Emirates Arena has become a multifunctional events center. Numerous high profile sports events take place at the site and there excellent sports and leisure facilities. There are areas which also have numerous function rooms that can be hired and there is an award winning cafe open seven days a week serving a range of delicious meals.

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Types of Accommodation in Glasgow


There is a vast range of accommodation types in Glasgow and near to the Emirates Arena and velodrome. The city has excellent transport links including an airport, two central train stations, buses and even an underground system. Another major facility in the city is the SSE Hydro Arena on SEC, Stobcross Rd.

As a result, you could consider searching for accommodation slightly further out of the city center, such as bed and breakfasts. Although this option would mean staying further away from the Emirates Arena and velodrome you can easily and quickly get around the city. Bed and breakfast on the outskirts of the city can be a quieter choice.

Around the arena on London Road there are numerous hotels, hostels, b&bs and apartments you can stay in that can cater for every type of budget and requirement you may have. If you are looking for a luxurious break then five star hotels may be the right option for you. There are many to choose from, such of which have restaurants, luxurious furnishings, spacious rooms, breakfast included and on site spa facilities.

For a romantic break there are lots of lovely bed and breakfasts to choose from. A bed and breakfast can be a cosy choice. For a family, one of the many apartments might be the best option in order to ensure there is plenty of space and a self catering option. A family run b&b could also be a more informal option.

An apartment can also offer a stylish option to other types of visitors such as couples wishing to stay in a stylish and spacious type of accommodation that offers more freedom than a bed and breakfast. Groups of friends may also find apartments a great choice since they can accommodate various different group sizes and often are much cheaper than getting several rooms in a hotel or bed and breakfast. Alternatively, groups may be able to book all the rooms at a b&b.

Finding the Best Cheap Deals


With so many hotels, b&bs and apartments to choose from in Glasgow’s G40 3HG area there are many ways to find cheap deals near the arena and velodrome. One way to find the best deal is to be flexible on the type of accommodation you want.

A b&b is not always cheaper than a hotel but often hotels have great deals. If there are two couples wishing to stay in Glasgow, searching for two rooms in hotels could end up a cheaper option because ordering multiple rooms in hotels can result in a discount, whereas a bed and breakfast could have fixed rates.

In cities often b&bs are often further out of the city. Family run independent bed and breakfasts can sometimes be a cheaper option than other establishments. It might also be worth considering apartments because a two bedroom apartment could end up significantly cheaper as well, and also offer a more sociable, communal accommodation for your stay.

Deals occur all the time so it is worth searching for accommodation at any time, whether it is far in advance or last minute. Making reservations very far in advance can help ensure you find a great deal before any accommodation options become sold out.

Alternatively, there can be many great last minute deals that are budget friendly. If you are flexible on your requirements such as location, type of lodging and star rating then last minute deals could be the best option. However, if you have specific requirements such as wanting spa facilities, one type of accommodation only, a large group needing overnight stays, then last minute deals could be more risky as there may not be anything available. With so many deals you’ll surely enjoy your stay in Glasgow.

How to get to Emirates Arena


Name : Emirates Arena (Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome)

The site is located directly across the road from Celtic Park Football Stadium.

Nearest railway station ?

The closest rail station is Dalmarnock Railway Station, which is only a short walk away from the Emirates Arena. The station lies on the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central Low Level. The nearest alternative station is Bridgeton.

Bus Station

The Forge Retail Park bus stops are within walking distance. During some events there is a special shuttle bus service from Glasgow city centre.

When Driving

The complex can easily be reached by car. From the M74 at junction, take the A74 exit to Tollcross / Cambuslang. At the roundabout, take the exit onto Fullarton Rd / London Rd / A74​. Then take a left onto the East End Regeneration Route.

The main carpark is on the left and there is an overflow car park on the right.

Airport

Glasgow International Airport and nearby hotels are approx. 13 miles away from the venue.

Nearest Hotels : in the city centre of Glasgow, and in the city’s Bridgeton and Parkhead districts.

Some additional information: Directions from GLASportscotlandScottish Cyclists’ Union (SCU)