The Glasgow 2018 European Championships may still be fresh in the memory but Badminton Scotland and the City of Glasgow are already looking forward to the next big event – the Scottish Open Badminton Championships being held at the Emirates Arena from 21-25 November 2018.
Tickets are already on sale and there are now only a handful of days left for you to bag a bargain at our early bird prices, with the discount period coming to an end at 23.30hrs on Monday 8 October.
Reigning women’s singles champion Kirsty Gilmour is already looking forward to defending her title on home soil and she is in no doubt how much of a positive effect the Emirates Arena crowd can have.
“The Emirates is a pretty special place for me” she said. “I've made so many great memories over the years, not just with the Scottish Open but also with the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships.
“There's no place like it and I can't wait to get back on court there with the best crowd behind me.
“I always have some pressure on me to perform well at the Scottish Open, especially this year as I'm aiming to defend my title. But I'll be prepared and looking to play well.
“Whether people are new to badminton or are already fans, the best way to watch is to come and see it live!”
Badminton Scotland Vice President Frank Turnbull echoed Gilmour’s sentiments, saying: “Badminton really is a fantastic sport to watch live. It’s incredibly fast and some of the power the athletes can generate is astonishing.
“The atmosphere at the Emirates Arena is also very special. The fans are a great source of inspiration and encouragement for the players and I hope we will see another packed crowd for the tournament this year”
Billy Garrett, Glasgow Life’s Director of Sport and Events, said: “The Scottish Open is one of the highlights of the annual events calendar in Emirates Arena, and the crowds always provide a warm Scottish welcome to all the athletes.
“I’d encourage everyone to snap up tickets for this event, and to come along to provide home support for what’s set to be some incredible badminton competition.”
The Scottish Open is one of the leading European tournaments and will run for five days, starting on Wednesday, 21 November.
So don’t delay and book today if you’d like to take advantage of the best possible prices, as the early bird discount period comes to an end on Monday.
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