That's the ticket (European Championships Glasgow 2018)
If you happened to be walking down Buchanan Street in Glasgow City Centre last Wednesday (14th June) you may have seen a lots of celebrations, confetti and one giant ticket?
Swimmer and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Ross Murdock was named the first Ambassador of the Glasgow 2018 Sporting Championships and helped to launch this years ticket sales. He was joined by a bunch of excited youngsters at a Street Carnival on Buchanan Street where they let of streams of confetti and revealed a huge ticket to the crowd. The event was broadcast live on Facebook and will hopefully be the start of many celebrations to come in the next few months.
The European Championships will take place every 4 years with Glasgow hosting the Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Golf Triathlon Championships. The Athletics Championship will take place in Berlin. The sporting event and celebrations will take place over 11 days and will be broadcast live across Europe. This will be a great opportunity to boost Glasgow's Reputation, as they will be in the spotlight all over the continent on many digital platforms. The event will hopefully bring many tourists to the city and the Glasgow 2018 website offers various travel guides and accommodation sources so that visitors can not only enjoy the sports but take in the amazing culture Scotland has to offer.
At SPD we love to support all Glasgow events and have been privileged to print for many of them in the past, including the Common Wealth Games in 2014. Through our client The APS Group LTD we have been excited to print for Glasgow 2018 and to produce the large ticket prop for the launch with Ross Murdock last week. The prop ticket was printed onto Foamex board and cut to shape on our Kongsberg cutting machine. We also created a frame and base so that the ticket could be freestanding. It’s fantastic to see something that we produced being used in photo, which will hopefully become part of Glasgow’s History.
We have also been lucky enough to produce other items for the event such as Selfie props, car stickers and Foamex signs and we look forward to hopefully producing more for the event in the future.
Check out the Ticket Launch Celebrations below and the video on the Glasgow 2018 website/facebook. www.glasgow2018.com