Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

Glasgow: The Ultimate Destination for the Badminton World

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Glasgow, the vibrant Scottish city, is set to captivate badminton enthusiasts from around the world for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. From renowned players like Lin Dan and Carolina Marin to the city’s rich history and culture, there is something for everyone at this highly-anticipated event.

A City of Rich Heritage

Glasgow, located on the banks of the River Clyde, is renowned for its stunning Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a testament to its prosperous past as a hub of trade and ship-building. This cultural hotspot is home to esteemed institutions such as the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and National Theatre of Scotland. Visitors can also indulge in the city’s thriving music scene and explore world-class museums like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, and Hunterian Museum.

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Delightful Experiences Beyond the Championships

While badminton takes center stage, Glasgow offers a multitude of experiences outside the Emirates Arena. Whether it’s strolling through picturesque green parks like the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, savoring culinary delights at Ashton Lane’s restaurants, or enjoying the vibrant shopping scene, Glasgow has it all. Entertainment venues such as SSE Hydro, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and the Glasgow Royal Opera House bring some of the world’s best acts to the city.

For those looking to venture further, a day trip to a Scottish distillery to sample the renowned whisky or a visit to the enchanting capital city of Edinburgh, just an hour away by train, are excellent choices. Edinburgh boasts a majestic 12th-century castle, numerous museums, galleries, and historic buildings. During the World Championships, the city comes alive with five exciting festivals: the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, the Tattoo, the Book Festival, and the Art Festival.

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“We want you all to get the most out of your visit to our great city and to enjoy Scotland’s renowned hospitality and friendship to the full. Glasgow and Scotland have so much to offer in terms of culture, history, and scenery – I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed,” said Anne Smillie, Chief Executive of BADMINTONscotland.

Thrilling Matches and Unforgettable Moments

Inside the Emirates Arena, the 6,000-seater venue, fans eagerly await the showdown between Spain’s Carolina Marin, Europe’s main medal hope, and China’s Chen Long, both aiming for a hat-trick of World titles to complement their Olympic gold medals. Local star Kirsty Gilmour’s knack for upsetting top players adds an exciting element to the tournament. Additionally, can Malaysia’s veteran player, Lee Chong Wei, finally claim the elusive gold medal that has evaded him?

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Q: Where can I find more information about the tournament?
A: For detailed information about the tournament, visit the Carnegiecentre.

Q: How can I purchase tickets for the event?
A: Visit Carnegiecentre to secure your tickets for this thrilling badminton event.

Q: What are some resources for planning a Glasgow holiday?
A: For planning your Glasgow holiday, check out and


Glasgow’s allure as a cultural haven and the thrilling world of badminton collide during the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. As players battle it out on the court, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the city’s rich history, breathtaking scenery, and warm hospitality. Don’t miss the chance to witness remarkable performances and create unforgettable memories in the stunning city of Glasgow!

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