Kelvingrove Park Preparing for Commonwealth Games
September 30, 2011 by lawn bowls
Ever since Glasgow won the bid for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 Kelvingrove Park, the park that will be hosting the bowls competition and will undoubtedly have some of the best step onto its field, has been busy preparing for the event. And recently they’ve gotten the stamp of approval from Gary Smith, World Bowls chief executive himself, when he visited the field to see what preparations had been done .
“Seeing how advanced Glasgow 2014 are in their planning and preparation, we are confident the city will stage the best lawn bowls competition the Commonwealth has seen,” Smith said after visiting the field. So far the greens have just finished their construction phase, and new turf has recently been put down over those top-notch greens. Over the next three years building up to the Games, there is still more work that will be done and Smith said that he’s excited to see what those changes will be. The City Councillor’s executive member for the Commonwealth Games, Archie Graham, concurred with the chief, saying that “very pleased with the progress being made at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre.”
Smith also said that he thought Kelvingrove Park was just what was needed in order to bring the international lawn bowling community together. He’s also looking forward to showcasing Scotland, where World Bowls is based, with some of Scotland’s most famous and most beautiful landmarks thrown in as a backdrop to the field to boot!