Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony live on BBC

So soon after the World Cup we have another major sporting event taking up 11 days of competition, and today July 23 is when the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony live on BBC.co.uk kicks off.

Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony on BBC iPlayer will start at 8PM with Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine presenting, and if you scroll down to 8pm on this page you can see it will be live online at BBC iPlayer.

There will be a strong 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park, Glasgow tonight with up to one billion tuning in to watch the opening ceremony, the games will consist of 4,500 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations, which includes 17 sports over an 11-day period.

The closing ceremony will take place at Hampden Stadium on 3 August, which will also be live on BBC iPlayer. The Games will be declared officially open by Her Majesty the Queen, which will also consist of over 3,000 volunteers to make the opening spectacular. Please do check out the full Games schedule breakdown with days and times over on BBC.

For those going to the opening ceremony and Games please do check out the PDF Maps on road closures and restrictions.

Will you be watching the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony tonight?

Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony live on BBC