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Alive with Sport in manchester

Manchester - a world renowned sporting city with sport in our blood. Manchester is a dynamic city of opportunity and innovation, and its infrastructure can support any sporting event.

Not just home to two of the world's leading football clubs, Manchester is also home to National Centres for Cycling, Squash, Basketball, Taekwondo, Speedway and Water Polo along with a rich tapestry of National Governing Bodies, clubs, coaches, volunteers and organisations that understand the importance of Major Sports Events and how they contribute to our aim of increasing sport and physical activity across the city.

With major events taking place throughout 2023, BCW released their annual publication of the Top 50 Global Sport Cities.

As a city that lives and breathes sport, Manchester maintained our top 10 Ranking for the fifth year, awarded as the 5th best sporting city across the globe, which recognises cities perceived to be most associated with sport.

We’re proud to be firmly established and recognised as a world-leading city for sport, boasting a comprehensive infrastructure of elite training environments, regularly producing athletes connected with Manchester who dominate podium places at major events, and an enviable and vibrant regional, national and international events programme, which, with our 5th global position, we aspire to maintain and build upon year on year.

FIND OUT WHAT EXCITING EVENTS ARE COMING TO OUR CITY BELOW

MANCHESTER AND ETIHAD STADIUM ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE HOST CITIES FOR EURO 2028 - READ MORE BELOW


JUNE
29/06/2024 - UK Athletics Championships 2024, Manchester Regional Arena

JULY
09/07 - 13/07/24 - Speedway of Nations 2024, National Speedway Stadium

SEPTEMBER
10/09/2024-15/09/2024 - Davis Cup Group Stages, AO Arena

UK & IRELAND EURO 2028

Manchester and the iconic Etihad Stadium is proud to be one of the 10 host cities following today’s announcement that UEFA EURO 2028 is coming to the UK and Ireland.
 
It will be the largest major sporting event the nations have ever jointly staged – promising to create an exciting summer of football that will create memories to last a lifetime.
 
As a city Alive With Sport, this announcement cements Manchester’s 2023 global sporting city ranking, which recognises those cities perceived to be most associated with sport, making us the fifth best sporting city across the globe, and maintaining our Top 10 position for a fifth consecutive year.
 
As one of the host cities across the five partner Football Associations, games will be played at the Etihad Stadium, one of the world’s most iconic stadia, a venue already familiar with staging classic and memorable European matches.
 
The UEFA EURO 2028 bid was successful thanks to its clear and compelling vision to help domestic and European football grow a more diverse and inclusive game, connect with new audiences and inspire the next generation of players, fans and volunteers.
 
The UK and Ireland expressed this vision as ‘Football for all. Football for good. Football for the future’. A philosophy we 100% support here in Manchester!
 
The UK and Ireland was also awarded the tournament based on the nations’ collective wealth of operational experience and world-class technical facilities – with a long track-record of staging successful major sporting events, including the ground-breaking UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
 
Across the UK and Ireland, celebrations are underway as players, fans and local communities can look forward to an outstanding festival of summer football at UEFA EURO in 2028. 

The Women's Rugby World Cup is coming to Manchester!

From one exhilarating Women’s World Cup to another, the count down is now on until women’s rugby takes centre stage as England hosts Rugby World Cup 2025.

Salford Community Stadium will host  key games, allowing fans from Manchester and beyond will have a golden opportunity to watch world’s best teams in action from Friday, 22 August 2025 as we kick off the 10th edition of the pinnacle event.

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We have a track record of delivering the largest and most complex events from Commonwealth Games to the Champions League, the Rugby World Cup, Urban Athletics and Formula One city showcases. This experience has established a highly integrated network of public and private sector event professionals who can seamlessly deliver the most complex of operations – to time and on budget.

Email our Sports Events Team at info@mcrative.com (subject: Major Sporting Event) if you're planning a Major Sporting Event or simply fancy a chat to find out why Manchester truly is a city 'Alive with Sport'.

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