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Use of Emirates Arena during 2018 European Championships

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This summer, Glasgow will host the inaugural 2018 European Championships from Thursday 2 August until Sunday 12 August.

Glasgow Sport is proud to support the Championships, and some of the sports will be hosted within our venues. Unfortunately this will mean some closures and restrictions for customers in the coming months. 

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the track cycling competition for the Championships, with the Velodrome closing to the public from Monday 16 July. Limited public car parking will be available from this date.

On Saturday 21 July more areas of the venue will close to customers, including all three health and fitness studios, and all the venue’s sports halls.

The venue’s gym, spa, upstairs changing areas, and indoor track will remain open to customers as normal – however please bear in mind no public parking will be available from Monday 30 July. Fitness classes will be relocated to alternative venues.


Customers using the gym or any other facilities during the Championships should be aware that security checks will be in place for every person entering the building. This will include bag checks (no bags over 25L will be permitted) so we ask that customers leave a little extra time in order to comply with this process.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however please remember your Glasgow Club membership entitles you to use any Glasgow Club facility in the city. Alternative nearby venues are:

Crownpoint 0.7 miles

Haghill 1.4 miles

Gorbals 1.9 miles

Holyrood 2.4 miles

Easterhouse 4.5 miles

We plan to fully reopen the venue as soon as possible following the conclusion of the Championships, around mid/end-August.

We appreciate travelling to alternative venues may not be convenient for everyone, so if you feel your membership will offer less than great value during this time, please contact Customer Services on 0141 287 8931 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm). They’ll be happy to freeze your membership payment for the duration of the closures, and you can still use our facilities on a Pay As You Go basis if you wish. 

If you wish to freeze your membership, please note you’ll have to do this before Wednesday 27 June


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