As expected, cycling, swimming and gymnastics have proved extremely popular, with the number of applications already exceeding the number of available tickets with still six days to go until applications close.
There's nothing quite like watching sport live. That's why hundreds of people camp outside the gates of Wimbledon each year, in the hope of getting a ticket to Centre Court. And why the Tartan Army follow the national men's football team around the world in what is, more often than not, a futile quest for success.
London 2012 demonstrated the beauty of watching sport from the stands rather than on television. Spectators waxed lyrical about the atmosphere created at Eton Dorney for the rowing events, while the intricacies of taekwondo could only really be appreciated when watching live. The Olympic Games last summer were, for most of the country, experienced through Clare Balding, Sue Barker and Gary Lineker et al on television, to which the nation was glued for a fortnight. Glasgow 2014 is far more accessible as a spectator event for Scottish sports fans than London 2012 ever was, both in location and in price.
Glasgow 2014's ticketing update was delivered at the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow to highlight the fact that badminton is one of the sports in the Games next summer for which there is a high possibility of securing a ticket. While some sports are already oversubscribed and applications destined for a ballot, there are more than 100,000 tickets available for the badminton event as it spans the whole 11 days of competition.
I spent 20 years of my life in badminton halls, so I know just how good a spectator sport badminton can be to watch live. In my opinion, it's one of the best. Badminton is often viewed as the poor relation to tennis but this is completely unjust. Badminton has everything: to excel one must be fast, agile, powerful, skilful, tactically sound . . . the list goes on. Top badminton players are among the finest athletes in the world. I would argue that badminton at top level is every bit as intriguing as an Andy Murray-Novak Djokovic tennis match.
Scotland's leading women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour pointed me towards these statistics: on average, a top-level badminton match lasts half the length of time of an equivalent-level tennis match yet the shuttle is in play for 37 minutes compared to the ball being in play for just 18 minutes in a tennis match. More shots are played in a badminton match and badminton players cover twice the distance of tennis players.
The No.1 men's singles player, and one of the best players ever to pick up a badminton racket, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will be competing next summer. He has won men's singles gold at the last two Commonwealth Games and will be aiming for a third in Glasgow. He will probably never be back in Scotland after Glasgow 2014. To fully appreciate his brilliance, he must be seen live on court.
The home crowd will have a significant effect for players like Gilmour. The British crowd at London 2012 was incredible and Glasgow 2014 will replicate this. It is likely to drive Scottish athletes to hit heights that they have never reached before. Gilmour admitted as much: "The prospect of playing in front of a home crowd is so thrilling; it's a huge opportunity for all the Team Scotland athletes to benefit from the amazing backing of passionate home crowds."
Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014's deputy chief executive, confirmed that demand for tickets has been excellent and encouraged the Scottish people to "go and see a sport you've never seen before: badminton's such an exciting sport and it may never be back in Scotland at this level again".
Glasgow 2014 will showcase sport in a way never before seen by Scotland. The Commonwealth Games will not be back in this country for a generation. It would be a shame to miss it, wouldn't it?
n Applications for tickets close at 6pm on September 16. Tickets for all sports start at £15 for adults, with half-price tickets for under-16s and over-60s, available at www.Glasgow2014.com/tickets