Glasgow sport is obviously dominated by football with Rangers and Celtic (plus Partick Thistle). It also hosted the world’s first international match between England and Scotland in 1872, which ended in a 0-0 draw. But there are plenty of alternative professional and recreational sports, fitness and leisure opportunities.
Rugby Union team Glasgow Warriors and Rugby League’s Easterhouse Panthers are joined by Scotland’s only professional Basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks.
If you’re looking to get active yourself, there are a number of gyms and leisure centres across the city. Two climbing walls are both in unusual locations - The Glasgow Climbing Centre is in a converted church, while The Climbing Academy Glasgow is in a former printworks.
Glasgow is also home to the oldest swimming club in the world, with the Arlington Baths Club founded in 1870, and constructed in a way that the bather goes through a series of rooms before finally emerging into the swimming pool.
As hosts of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow has benefitted from a number of new and refurbished sporting venues including Tollcross International Swimming Centre, and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the Commonwealth Arena, currently known as the Emirates Arena. The Arena features a hydraulically -lifted 200m indoor running track and has hosted a range of events including 2015 Davis Cup tennis matches, which saw a Great Britain team ,including Glasgow’s Andy Murray and his brother Jamie, win the title for the first time in 79 years.
Among a wide variety of sports from rowing to American Football, Glasgow is one of five placed in Scotland to host the Camanachd Cup, the Scottish Cup of Shinty. The game itself predates the recorded history of Scotland, and there is one senior club, Glasgow Mid-Argyll, as well as teams as both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.