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Glasgow venue takes part in Commonwealth Games handover


Oct 18, 2010 | News

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre's (SECC) Armadillo building has been showcased during the Commonwealth Games handover ceremony.

During the closing ceremony in Delhi, India, the Glasgow venue was featured alongside some of Scotland's other iconic buildings and scenery.

Officially known as the Clyde Auditorium, the building has been dubbed the Armadillo because of its distinctive design. It was designed by architects Foster and Partners and offers 3,000 seats over three levels.

Speaking at the time, John Sharkey, chief executive of the SECC, said he was delighted that the Armadillo was representing Glasgow.

"The fact that the Clyde Auditorium's iconic architecture was chosen illustrates the significance the building has as a landmark and destination within the city," he commented.

Mr Sharkey said the SECC was looking forward to being a key venue during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and was planning to extend a warm welcome to athletes, visitors, the media and officials.
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