Extra Games tickets go on sale

Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay

The first tickets for this summer's Commonwealth Games will be dispatched to sports fans on the day that more go on sale.

Deliveries will continue over the coming weeks, with everyone who has bought Glasgow 2014 tickets expected to receive them during the month of May.

About 2.3 million applications were made for the initial one million that were released last year.

More than 100,000 extra tickets across all sports at the Commonwealth Games will go on general sale today.

Organisers said the finalising of venue layouts and seating plans at Glasgow 2014 has allowed them to find the extra tickets.

Seats for all 17 sports and the opening and closing ceremonies will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am.

Tickets will be sent by Ticketmaster using a Tracked Delivery Service, for all UK addresses, or UPS delivery service, for all European and international addresses, and will need to be signed for.

Recipients will receive their tickets in a specially-designed Spectator Guide which aims to help them get the most out of their experience of the Games.

As well as pull-out maps showing how to get around Glasgow 2014 venues, the guides include details on planning travel, how to get involved in Festival 2014 and tips for exploring Glasgow and Scotland.

The release of extra tickets comes as the Queen's Baton touched down on the British Isles yesterday, arriving in Jersey.

For the next 32 days, it will travel through Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Wales and England, before beginning a 40-day journey through 400 communities across Scotland on June 14.

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Despite some disastrous revelations about his personal life, and a string of disappointing performances on the golf course, the Tiger still comes in at number one with a phenomenal salary of $75 million. His net worth is estimated at an eye-watering $500 million. 

The most valuable and highly paid NBA player, basketball superstar Bryant has a net worth of $140 million and a salary of $53 milllion. 

Another hugely popular basketball player, James' jersey was the NBA's best seller last year and his salary of $48 million is certainly pretty healthy for a 26 year old. 

He might not be winning quite as many Grand Slams as he used to, but the much-loved tennis star has an incredible list of sponsors to his name - Rolex, Credit Suisse, Nike and Wilson to name a few. Another great of his game, his salary is estimated at $47 million. 

Another hugely popular golfer, he makes some serious earnings from endorsements and has an estimated salary of a cool $46.5 million.

Arguably the most famous and recognisable sportsman in the world, Becks nets $40 million and his net worth is estimated by the Sunday Times Rich List to be a staggering £135 million. 

The Portuguese footballer earns $38 million at the age of just 26, and is a social media sensation with 3 million followers on Twitter. He also has 26 million Facebook fans - twice as many as any other athlete. 

The 'A-Rod' is considered one of the best all-round baseball players of all time, and at 35, the New York Yankees star earns a cool $35 million. 

His return to Formula 1 might not have gone quite as he wanted, but the 42 year old racing veteran is still cashing in on his endorsements and sponsors, earning a healthy $34 million.

Football's wonder-kid, and already hailed as an all-time great at the age of just 23, the Argentinian earned a very respectable $32.3 million last year in both wages from Argentina and his La Liga club Barcelona, as well as a multitude of sponsorship deals.


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