To examine whether hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games assisted the regeneration of the East End of Glasgow in regards to volunteering and employment.
(2016) To examine whether hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games assisted the regeneration of the East End of Glasgow in regards to volunteering and employment., no. 114.
Urban regeneration has recently been identified as being a catalyst for major events (Smith, 2012). One of these major events is the sporting event, Commonwealth Games. This paper discussed and analysed whether the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow had an impacts on employment and volunteering due to regeneration. Glasgow won the bid for the Games in 2007, which gave them eight years to prepare and plan for this major sporting event. It gave them an amazing opportunity to carry out regeneration within the deprived area, The East End, which resulting as being successful through previous research from main theorists. The main theorists will be used as a foundation that will be referred to throughout this current research. Quantitative methods were conducted in combination with an online questionnaire for respondents to fill out. From the data gathered it was clear that there was mixed opinions throughout this research from the participant. Recommendations and overall implications for future research are discussed.