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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are almost upon us! The ciy will be much busier than normal during the Games, and because we're so close to the SECC, which is one of the main venues, some disruption is inevitable. Please plan ahead to avoid the worst of the disruption by reading the guidance below. You can also find the best times to visit us on each day of the games by downloading our special guide.

Games: 23rd July – 3rd August
Traffic restrictions apply: 21st July to 4th August

We are open as normal throughout the Games.
We are closed on Sunday 27th July due to the Marathon.
We are closed on either Monday 28th or Tuesday 29th July for Eid al Fitr.

Opening Hours

Alfa will be open as normal throughout the Commonwealth Games except on Marathon
day Sunday 27th July, when we shall be closed. This is due to the closure of the
Broomielaw for the majority of the day. We will also be closed on either Monday
28th/Tuesday 29th July for the Muslim festival of Eid. We will post information on which
day we will be closed on our website, in the late evening of Sunday 27th July – please
check www.alfawholesale.co.uk before you visit us. Please plan ahead and either stock up
in advance, or arrange to visit us on Saturday 26th or Monday 28th/Tuesday 29th July.


Parking bays on the entire west side and the southern half of the east side of Lancefield
Street have been taken out of action for the duration of the games. Pay & display parking
will only be available on the northern half of the east side (our side) of Lancefield Street.

Traffic, Road Closures and Diversions

Traffic will be much heavier than normal due to our proximity to the SECC, so please allow
more time for your journeys. We can offer you detailed guidance on the best times to visit
us on each day of the games to avoid the worst of the Games traffic – please ask us in-store
or download the 'Games Travel Advice' leaflet from the Promotions page on our website -

Finnieston Street will be closed for the duration of the games, as are the on- and off-ramps
to the A814 Clyde Expressway at this street. If travelling from the west, your diversion route
is to carry on past the Marriott Hotel, then turn right onto James Watt Street, then right
again onto the Broomielaw.

From Argyle Street, the diversion is similar – carry on past Finnieston Street to the junction
with the M8, then turn right to come down past the Hilton Hotel to the Broomielaw.
The Stobcross off-ramp from the M8 northbound onto the Clyde Expressway westbound is
also closed for the duration of the Games. The diversion here is to carry on straight towards
Charing Cross, then turn right on St. Vincent Street, cross over the motorway, then right
again to come down past the Hilton Hotel to the Broomielaw.

Routes from the north, south and east are largely unaffected.